Hard-hitting confessional comedy show Catch 22 Years is set to thrill Blackpool audiences when it comes to Blackpool on Thursday 7 October.
Catch 22 Years is a hilarious, brutally honest, heart-warming and provocative, one-woman show tackling the taboo of addiction.
The highly-rated comedy show, written by and starring Katie O’Brien, explores the performer’s own battles with addiction which saw her quit alcohol a year before she was legally allowed to drink. This truly unique performance is the comedy actor’s first self-confessional piece of theatre – and anyone who has seen the show rates it for both its honesty and absolute hilarious moments.
Garry Cook, who brought the show to Lancashire Fringe Festival as a work-in-progress two years ago, said: “Katie is one of the best actors I have ever seen perform. In character, she is totally believable. And in Catch 22 Years that character is her younger self. “Katie is able to discuss the difficult issues around addiction in not just an honest and tender way but, at times, also in a devastatingly funny way which will make you laugh as you’ve never laughed before.”
Inspired by Katie’s real-life experience and her two decade love-hate relationship with the 12-Step programme, Catch 22 Years will challenge your pre-conceptions about addiction, recovery, and the quest for self-acceptance. This show will also be accompanied by a free post-show discussion about the issues raised in the performance.
“Character comedy at it’s very best – brave, committed, brilliantly performed and – most importantly – completely hilarious!” ★★★★★ Stars from To Do List
”This show is beyond twisted and side-splittingly funny…a tantamount to a work of genius.’ ★★★★★ EVERYTHING THEATRE
For her show Suzanna GonZo: “GonZo is an intense beast…a fun hour of absurd tragedies, sexual innuendo, audience interaction, sing-a-longs…you should definitely check her out.” ★★★★ SHORTCOM
“Katie Bridget O’Brien, a graduate of Philippe Gaulier’s Parisian clown school, and it shows. She’s incredibly adept at making us laugh. Watching GonZo is like having a right good soak in a bubble bath, for a good hour or so of warmth & fluffiness. This lady is a stylish talent, and like all the best comedy storytellers have the ability to transport us into an unshakable reality of hilarity.” Laughs: ★★★★★ Material: ★★★★ Delivery: ★★★★★
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