Charmed by curiosity Kittie is both ‘funny ha-ha’ and ‘funny peculiar’. A psychologist-turned-entertainment specialist she writes, performs and produces whimsical theatre to high acclaim. An inimitable antic, she is lauded by both comic and glamour luminaries for her playful satire, vitality and ‘historical chic’.
A dainty figure of derring-do, she provokes the raising of eyebrows advocating the belief that “controversy is the drive behind social evolution”. Thus promoting the beauty of individuality, the importance of perspective and the power of absurdity in self-expression.
In addition to national sell out variety shows, she nurtures the personal expression of others through her coaching system of performance confidence and observational humour – see Purrfit. Also considered a key figure in the British burlesque resurgence, she is the founder of the inclusive Ministry of Burlesque mission. She also holds the terribly serious position of Entertainment Developer for a children’s playcentre business where she keeps trim dancing the Hokey Cokey.
An elegant eccentric* she can in other hours be found at large in the avant-garde(n) planting queer seeds in the sun, magic beans in the moonlight and taking tea with taxidermy by twilight.
From creative direction, consultancy, media appearances, corporate lectures and publishing to solo performances, double acts, sketches and full productions, this website presents a portfolio of work (and play).
* A proper model of impropriety and no stranger to scandal she may be, however, any tabloid scoop pertaining to acts of ‘bawdiness’ have generally been founded entirely on misunderstanding and lexical mishap. As one might say: “Tabloid Journalism: It’s a read herring”.
Clients include: BBC2, BBC4, EMI/Parlophone (Immodesty Blaize), The British Library, Independent News & Media, Quintet Publishing, BBC Radio 4, Dennis Publishing, M1NT (Cannes Film Festival), ITV, Channel 5, Channel 4, Sony, Vodaphone, 125 Magazine, WITCH, Circomedia, a host of theatres and more…
“Visionary. Her shows are an elegant masquerade of the past and an homage to taste and irony.”
La Repubblica Delle Donne, Italy
“A committed, diligent writer and sparkling storyteller.”
Karen Gregor, Producer – BBC R4
“Absolutely fascinating… possibly one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met in my life.”
Katie Martin, BBC Radio Solent