An audacious, provocative protest against flagrant global attempts to sexualise and commodify childhood for profit. Edinburgh Fringe First winners, Bryony Kimmings and her niece Taylor, age nine, decided to play the global tween machine at its own game – and invented dinosaur-loving, bike-riding, tuna-pasta-eating, alternative pop star Catherine Bennett. What does it really take to be a Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model for a child of the 21st century?
Winner: Edinburgh Fringe First 2013, The Three Weeks Editors Award, Fringe Review Outstanding Show Award and The Arches Brick.
Written & Directed by Bryony Kimmings
Performers Bryony Kimmings, Taylor Houchen
Music & Co-Direction Tom Parkinson
Lighting Design Marty Langthorne
Set Design & Costume David Curtis Ring
Costume Stephanie Turner
Dramaturg Nina Steiger
Choreography of Animal Kingdom Figs In Wigs
Producer Mimi Poskitt
Warning coarse language. 16 years and older
Image Christa Holka, David Curtis Ring and Alexander6
“Hilarious, heartbreaking, troubling and inspirational. Kick-ass in all the right ways.” ★★★★★ Time Out (UK)
“Bold, brave and very brilliant; don’t miss.” ★★★★★ Independent (UK)
Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model is presented by Theatre Works. This project is funded by Arts Council England, Escalator, and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation; commissioned by The Junction and Contact; and supported by Southbank Centre, and Almeida and Soho Theatres. The Australian premiere is supported by the British Council (Australia).