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Harriet Kemsley: Honeysuckle Island Tour

Harriet began her stand-up career in 2011, and within months, won the Funny’s Funny contest.

Fresh from a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Harriet Kemsley is bringing her new critically acclaimed show ‘Honeysuckle Island’ to the Soho Theatre and then touring nationally this autumn.

Fed up with being told how to look and behave since she was a teenager, Harriet is taking a long hard squint at the beauty industry through her two remaining false eye lashes. She channels her personal experiences into this hilarious show, sharing anecdotes and jokes on the vicious cycle of beauty enhancement.

When she was 11 Harriet designed a dream holiday destination called ‘Honeysuckle Island’. It had waterfalls and ziplines, wild animals and everything a preteen could ever wish for. And on rediscovering her design last year Harriet spotted that she’d also included a cellulite machine.

Since having a baby daughter at the end of 2021 Harriet is reassessing societal pressures on women, bringing a funny, light, and important message of self-acceptance, embracing one’s uniqueness and Harriet’s unusual solutions to current beauty trends.

Harriet began her stand-up career in 2011, and within months, won the Funny’s Funny contest. Harriet’s other accolades include the Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year Finalist, Up The Creek New Act of the Year and Leicester Square New Act of the Year Finalist. She has been described by Time Out as ‘a very funny rising star’ and as one of Rhod Gilbert’s ‘Ten Comics to See’ in the Mail on Sunday. Harriet last appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018 with her sell out show ‘Slutty Joan’ which went on to tour nationwide.

Harriet’s television appearances include performing on Live at the Apollo (BBC1, BBC2), as a panellist on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Hypothetical (Dave), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Guessable (Comedy Central), As Yet Untitled (Dave), Comedy Central at The Comedy Store and her own show with her husband Bobby & Harriet Get Married (Viceland & Comedy Central). She also hosts a podcast, ‘Why Is Harriet Crying?’ with fellow comedian Sunil Patel. As an actress, she has appeared on both film and TV, including the film Bonobo, and on Channel 4’s Damned and BBC’s Doctor Foster. She also provided the voice of Nashandra, the final boss of the video game Dark Souls II.

Tour Listing information:

Tue 13 -17 Sept London Soho Theatre

https://sohotheatre.com

Sat 1 Oct          Brighton                        Komedia

https://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/

Sun 2 Oct         Newport Pagnell            The Cannon Pub

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/539759

Thu 6 Oct         Aberdeen                      The Lemon Tree

https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/lemon-tree/

Fri 7 Oct           Hawick                         Heart of Hawick

https://www.liveborders.org.uk/heart-of-hawick/

Sat 8 Oct          Stockton                       ARC

https://arconline.co.uk

Sun 9 Oct         Edinburgh                     Monkey Barrel

https://www.monkeybarrelcomedy.com

Thu 13 Oct       Leeds                           The Oak

https://tickets.ents24.com/event/harriet-kemsley-/the-original-oak/2165081?inf=e398fe7278cf9d5f

Thu 20 Oct       Aldershot                      West End Centre

https://www.westendcentre.co.uk

Fri 21 Oct         Leicester                      Firebug

https://firebugbar.net

Sat 22 Oct        Cambridge                    Junction

https://www.junction.co.uk

Sun 23 Oct       Birmingham                  Glee

https://www.glee.co.uk/birmingham/

Thu 27 Oct       Winchester                   The Arc

https://www.arcwinchester.org.uk

Fri 28 Oct         Oxford                          Glee

https://www.glee.co.uk/oxford/comedy/

Thu 3 Nov         Portsmouth                   Guildhall Studio

https://portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/conferencing/spaces/guildhall-studio/

Fri 4 Nov          Bath                             Rondo

https://rondotheatre.co.uk

Mon 7 Nov        Nottingham                   Glee

https://www.glee.co.uk/nottingham/

Thu 10 Nov       Liverpool                      Hot Water

https://www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwjbyYBhCdARIsAArC6LLqDFRH6htRmQyrUTEQ7mJOis-uPhRVl1wwOdaV6V0WUjfBg8vqGI8aAh-cEALw_wcB

Fri 11 Nov         Southend                      Dixon Studio

https://southendtheatres.org.uk/online/whatson-palace-dixon

Sat 12 Nov        Bristol                           Tobacco Factory Theatre

https://tobaccofactory.com

Sun 13 Nov       Coventry                       Warwick Arts Centre

https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Thu 17 Nov       Bridgwater                    McMillan Theatre

https://www.mcmillantheatre.com

Wed 23 Nov      Cardiff                          Glee

https://www.glee.co.uk/cardiff/

Thu 24 Nov       New Milton                    Forest Arts Centre

https://www.forest-arts.co.uk/event/harriet-kemsley-honeysuckle-island

Fri 25 Nov         Colchester                    Arts Centre

https://www.colchesterartscentre.com

Sat 26 Nov        Corsham                      Pound Arts

https://poundarts.org.uk

Wed 30 Nov      Glasgow                       The Stand

https://www.thestand.co.uk/glasgow

Thu 1 Dec         Manchester                   XS Malarkey

https://www.xsmalarkey.com

Tue 6 Dec         Norwich                        Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom

https://www.voodoodaddysshowroom.co.uk

Sat 10 Dec        Canterbury                    Gulbenkian

https://thegulbenkian.co.uk