Kirsty has a secret, and this is a confession. A hilarious, ludicrous and confronting true story from award-winning “smart character comic” (The Scotsman), Funny Women Awards finalist and “wo-mann of many talents” (Not The Front Row). “Excellent” (The Metro), “Phenomenal character work” (Entertainment Now), “For an excellent hour of comedy, this really cannot be missed” ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine).
Kirsty Mann (Funny Women Finalist) is an award-winning writer and performer. Described as "a smart character comic” (The Scotsman) and "an excellent stand up" (Entertainment Now), she is a "wo-mann of many talents" (Not The Front Row). On TikTok, her sketch collaborations with Dipak Patel have been viewed over 20 m times, she won 'Best Screenplay' at Exit 6 festival for her film, Lady Brently’s End, and her VAULT 2020 show was selected as a Top Pick of the festival by notthefrontrow.com.
'mess' is directed by Laura Corcoran, perhaps best known as one half of highly-acclaimed "seriocomic-mashparodic-vaudevillian-bapsbotty" comedy duo Frisky & Mannish. As a writer/director, her credits include HOTEL BLACK CAT (London, 2014), BETWEEN THE SHEETS (London, 2014-17), ELAINE PAIGE 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR (UK Tour & Royal Albert Hall, 2014), GINGERLINE (London, 2014), SWEATSHOP (Edinburgh, 2016), DELIRIOUS (Monaco, 2022), HALCYON NIGHTS (London, 2022), WONDERVILLE (London, 2022), SUGARCOATED SISTERS: BITTERSWEET (Edinburgh Fringe, 2022).
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work
Entertainment Now "Phenomenal character work. Kirsty is an excellent stand up"
The Scotsman “A smart character comic. Young bright eyed and bushy tailed, she grabs the gig by the funny bits”
Not The Front Row “A wo-mann of many talents. If you’re looking for a pick me up, this is the show for you”
Metro **** “Mann is an excellent foil”
Bunbury Magazine ***** "For an excellent hour of comedy, this really cannot be missed"
Cast & Creative Team Writer/ Performer: KIRSTY MANN
Director: LAURA CORCORAN