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PREVIEW: Brighton Festival Fringe: Pull Your Socks Up, Britain with Lotta Quizeen

April 23, 2015

Katie Richardson

‚ÄúJust leave it all to me. I‚Äôm going to sort EVERYTHING out.¬† Sort out this¬†troubled nation like an unruly sock drawer at half-term‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

AT times of national peril, with all this devolution, UKIP-Lilliputian and Russell Brand-prostitution, what we need are role models with high standards, proper poise, and a healthy respect for good grammar. Thank goodness Lotta Quizeen is here!

While husband Dickie is abroad with work, Lotta’s son Hugo has agreed to help his mother out with her campaign Рif only he would hurry back from Prontaprint with the pamphlets!

The empty nest has never seemed emptier for women like Lotta and with so many young women busy with their careers (including her daughter-in-law, Susan), Lotta is ready to step majestically into the breach and bring sensible back to this fair isle!  Today the John Lewis Aga; tomorrow, the World!

“Special highlight of Female Arts Scratch: Revolution with Elocution!¬†I can even fold a fitted sheet now‚Ķ” Audience member, Bread & Roses Theatre 2014

“Lotta Quizeen has a unique thing going and, well, I‚Äôll never be able to fold a napkin without giggling again.” ‚ÄstTheatre in the Cheap Seats, Battersea Arts Centre 2013

‚ÄúAmidst the humour, there’s a theme of atrophy, of faltering love, of simply growing old.‚ÄĚ –¬†FringeGuru,¬†Brighton Fringe 2012

Lotta Quizeen a.k.a. Katie Richardson returns triumphantly to Brighton Fringe with her unique blend of domestic audience trials, quips on current affairs and ruddy rude British humour.

Lotta’s newest incarnation is the result of a collaboration between female new writing company, The Thelmas, director Madelaine Moore and playwright, Serena Haywood.

The Thelmas are devoted to the promotion and development of¬†female writers¬†and¬†theatre makers. They want¬†to tell stories ‚Äststories of women, by women and for women.


Event: Pull Your Socks Up, Britain! with Lotta Quizeen: Performed by Katie Richardson, written by Serena Haywood, directed By Madelaine Moore and produced by The Thelmas.

Where: Otherplace at The Pit, 24 Kensington St, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

When and Time: May 8,9,& 10 at 12.15pm & May 29, 30 & 31 at 4.30pm

Tickets: £9/£7.50 (concs): Running time: approx. 45mins

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Or telephone box office: 01273 917 586

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