Kate O’Donnell


CroydoNites Festival event review: Kate O’Donnell’s Big’s Girl’s Blouse, Friday 20th November

Posted on December 4th, by John Lawlor in Culture. No Comments

Stand by your trans. John Lawlor listens to a plea for understanding behind the laughter

The final night of the CroydoNites Festival of New Theatre saw a moving and entertaining cabaret-style performance at Stanley Halls in Norwood. This was a one-woman show with a difference.

Opening with ‘Let me entertain you’, we were introduced to Kate and the theme of the evening: her transgendered life as … Read More »



CroydoNites Festival event review: STAN is “more ‘Keith and Orville’ than ‘Derek and Clive’”

Posted on November 13th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. No Comments

Jonny Rose admires STAN’s cojones, but ultimately is not amused

I’m a big fan of taboos being broken and shibboleths being challenged (although, despite humanity’s best efforts, I’ve yet to find anything as unfailingly offensive to people than the biblical truth that they are not good and deserve hell).

To me, short of the actual sacred nothing is sacred, so I was very excited … Read More »