Kathleen Tanney preview

Taking a decidedly cool approach to her scheduling, North East comic Kathleen Tanney seems to be living prove of Sinatra’s old adage that a successful performer is one that ‘never leaves an audience wanting less’.  Infrequent with her live shows, and receiving high praise when she does play, Tanney has subsequently developed a reputation for packing venues out, often with returning audiences keen not to miss a show and have to wait for the next.

Returning to a North East relatively soon after her pre-Fringe showcase at Newcastle’s Alpahbetti earlier in the summer, Tanney will be hosting a one off showing of her highly regarded Fringe show ‘Composter syndrome’.   Set within a deliberate context of being un-prepared and purposefully self-indulgent, ‘Composter’ is a trip across Tanney’s psyche through cleverly curated stories about personal relationships, first-couple holidays, Thundercats and the pains of getting older.    Never trying to position her show solely on clever ideas, or big payoffs, Tanney has gained a reputation for a delivery style based on a continuous weave of comedy, light on large ‘bada boom’ endpoints, but large on natural charm and subtle humour.  Always a performer worth catching.

‘Composter Syndrome’ is on 6 November at Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre.  Tickets available from https://www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk/index.php

Taking a decidedly cool approach to her scheduling, North East comic Kathleen Tanney seems to be living prove of Sinatra’s old adage that a successful performer is one that ‘never leaves an audience wanting less’.  Infrequent with her live shows, and receiving high praise when she does play, Tanney has subsequently developed a reputation for packing venues out, often with returning audiences keen not to miss a show and have to wait for the next.

Returning to a North East relatively soon after her pre-Fringe showcase at Newcastle’s Alpahbetti earlier in the summer, Tanney will be hosting a one off showing of her highly regarded Fringe show ‘Composter syndrome’.   Set within a deliberate context of being un-prepared and purposefully self-indulgent, ‘Composter’ is a trip across Tanney’s psyche through cleverly curated stories about personal relationships, first-couple holidays, Thundercats and the pains of getting older.    Never trying to position her show solely on clever ideas, or big payoffs, Tanney has gained a reputation for a delivery style based on a continuous weave of comedy, light on large ‘bada boom’ endpoints, but large on natural charm and subtle humour.  Always a performer worth catching.

‘Composter Syndrome’ is on 6 November at Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre.  Tickets available from https://www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk/index.php