In an attempt to remedy this, Kimmings has paired up with her nine-year-old niece to create alternative pop star Catherine Bennett (CB to her fans): a dinosaur-loving, bike-riding, pasta-eating role model. CB wears glasses and skirts that never rise above the knee, and she sings about animals and friendship rather than love and money.
For this latest theatre show, which returns to the Soho Theatre following its sellout success in 2013 and a flurry of awards at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, Kimmings’ famous alter ego shares the stage with her two creators. Using pop music, Game of Thrones-inspired fantasy and a unique coming-of-age story, Taylor and her aunt shine a light on the darker side of growing up today – from images of violence on the internet to the unhealthy body image promoted by skinny, skimpily-clad pop stars.
Specially created to inspire children ages six to nine, That Catherine Bennett show presents a new kind of role model, while inviting kids to question the attributes they're told to admire by the media. Funny, heart-warming and with a vitally important message, this is an empowering and important show for kids.
|What||That Catherine Bennett Show, Southbank Centre|
|Where||Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
25 Oct 14 – 28 Oct 14, 3:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Southbank Centre|