Whether musing about breast-feeding in the zoo, the fate of pubic hair, No More Page 3, raising a disabled child or the phenomenon that is Boris Johnson, Isle of Woman will have you laughing one moment and crying the next.
Starring Bad Girls and Emmerdale’s Nicole Faraday, the show features three strong and individual women – a Feminist, a Traditionalist and a Non-Conformist.
The show asks the question: If you had an island and you could start from scratch, how would you do it? With the audience’s help, they’ll decide which everyday items to ditch or take.
Katherine Mount is the show’s creator and co-star. She explains the idea behind the show: ‘I used to be in a three-part harmony group and I’ve always loved hearing voices together and I really wanted to take it a step further.
‘We also got the idea of putting some great comedy for women on stage. It’s a Fascinating Aida-type comedy groove.
‘The idea in the first place was to be something by women, for women. We’ve got the three different characters to cover the spectrum of opinions, theoretically.’
However, it’s not exclusively for women: ‘People are bringing men along with them, and we’ve had a lot of men in the audience.
‘There’s a bit towards the end where we get everyone to sing along about being a woman, and I wasn’t sure how this was going to work for them, but they’re all singing along too and it’s brilliant.’
And how has the theoretical island been coming together?
‘That’s really interesting because that’s different every night as every audience is different. They get very involved, and it’s very amusing – Boris Johnson have been voted off every time.’
They’re also asking for audience members to send pictures of their mum via their Facebook page or email to email@example.com.
‘That’s for one of our gentler songs. It starts off quite comedy and ends up sentimental.
‘We have pictures behind us on projection. On the last tour, we had pictures of us with our mothers, so this time we’re asking audience members to send pictures of themselves with their mother so we can project them on screen while we’re singing the song and it has gone down really well.’
The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea
Thursday, October 6