My Name is Cathy - Camden Fringe 2019
The Chapel Playhouse
A darkly comedic rise and fall story, with a coming of (middle) age theme, dealing with alcoholism in the professional classes, the barriers and prejudice that an ambitious woman faces, and the bias of a judicial system that, at heart, has remained stubbornly patriarchal. Set one evening in 2016 as teacher Cathy celebrates her 50th birthday alone, and recalls events of the past fifteen years. We meet her younger self, who has it all; perfect family and successful career. But as the years go by, hope turns to hubris, as she is dealt a series of losing hands.The bank of life forecloses, and her world unravels, as her once perfect personal life and glittering career and children are put in jeopardy by a s**t-storm of poor life choices, farcical situations and no-win deals, created with casual indifference by the men in her life. Ultimately life affirming and triumphant Cathy, a fallen superwoman,faces down her demons as she confronts her worst enemies. An absurdist farce for our time.