No Hot Tin Roof for this Kat; she’s set to blaze the main stage

No Hot Tin Roof for this Kat; she

Critically acclaimed, award winning, consummate performer, Kat Francois, is no shrinking violet on the stage. The diverse multi-discipline artist holds an arsenal of heavy-weight titles under her belt, including Comedienne, Playwright, Performance Poet and Compere. The Theatre Royal Stratford East Resident Poet is set to storm the main stage on 10th and 11th July, with her full length comedy show, Kat’s Got Your Tongue.

A fearless performer, Kat constantly pushes the boundaries of her art forms and excels in everything she touches. She became the first Performance Poet to win a televised competition at BBC3’s Poetry Slam in 2004, before going on to walk away with the coveted title of World Champion at the World Slam Championships in Rotterdam in 2005, where she represented the UK. A stellar ambassador for Performance Poetry, in the UK and Europe, with regular live performances on BBC Radio, Kat’s diverse art and entertainment delights and edutains audiences from viewers of Blue Peter and BBC TV’s Big Poetry Slam, to variety and comedy shows alike.

Kat’s natural progression from hosting with a comedic edge, to fully-fledged stand up, appears to have been a seamless and some might say, destined route for the multi-talented artist who had the audience in stitches at her sell-out run of Kat’s Got Your Tongue, in the theatres studio space in 2010. Comedy veteran, Angie Le Mar, said after the show, "I have been a big fan of Kats work for years, a great writer and performer, extremely versatile and absolutely funny!"

With a busy schedule of performances up and down the country doing both stand up and performance poetry, Kat is eager to embrace the new challenge of delivering another quality comedy set, this time on the main stage, in July. “I am so looking forward to the show. To have a comedy show in the main house of the Theatre Royal is a real stamp of approval, I am ready to take my comedy and performance skills to the next level”

In 2007, Kat wrote and performed her first production, Seven Times Me, at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, before taking it on national and international tour, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK) in 2007 and the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Australia), in 2008. The play, directed by Dawn Reid (Funny Black Women on the Edge, The Harder They Come), received critical acclaim and four star reviews. Karen Fisher, Associate Producer at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, whole-heartedly endorses Kat’s talent, "Kat Francois proves she has yet another string to her bow; she is very, very funny. I laughed so hard my sides hurt!”


Region: All
Start Date: 10/07/2011
End Date: 11/07/2011
Start Time: 19:30 to 22:00
Venue: Theatre Royal Stratford East
Venue Address: Gerry Raffles Square, London
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
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Phone: 07971 481 956