Cutting Off Kate Bush


Meet Cathy. Angsty, annoying, millennial; having a “crisis” and venting on YouTube through the medium of Kate Bush. Oh yes. It’s really happening. Who knows, perhaps she’ll get a million hits and become famous? Or not. Just thank God no one is watching her. Yet…


Written and performed by Lucy Benson-Brown at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After a successful, sell-out run, the show transferred to Paines Plough Roundabout's Brave New Work Season at Hackney Downs Studios and then travelled to Belfast and played 2 sold-out shows at the Out to Lunch Festival in January 2015.

The show was featured on BBC 6 Music with Shaun Keaveny as well as covered by all Edinburgh Fringe Press including The Guardian, The Stage, Broadway Baby, A Younger Theatre and The Independent.

Cutting Off Kate Bush was supported by The Old Vic Start-Up Fund & Microsoft.

★★★★ The Stage

"Like Bush, performer/writer Lucy Benson-Brown has created a kooky world behind which lies a kaleidoscopic world of complexities which, in this play, gradually open up to reveal the wider darkness of Cathy's mental state"

★★★★ Broadway Baby

"Benson-Brown's script and performance are frantic, heartfelt and confident as she paints the world of a lost 27-year-old with fine detail."

The Independent

"Alongside archly self-deprecating anecdotes, there is also an intensity of loss and yearning for the past here, and a sense that only by delving into our darkest hour can we dance back towards the light."

A Younger Theatre

"The narrative is a gem: insightful and at times gut-wrenching. I look forward to hearing more from Benson-Brown."

Written & Performed by Lucy Benson-Brown

Director - Sam Curtis Lindsay
Assistant Director - Lizzy Bassham
Production Design - Simon Kenny
Lighting Design - Chris Withers
Sound Design - Jon McLeod
Choreography - Nadia Sohawon
Costume Design - Emily Tupper
Video - Leila Sohawon
Technical Production - Anna Newton
Produced by Mirain Jones for RDNT Productions
Poster Design - Jack Walker
PR - Will Young at Supporting Wall
Production Photography - Jeremy Abrahams