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Backbone are currently producing a standup show with comedian Kate-Lois Elliott for a mini tour in 2023. The show sol out at VAULT Festival, Brighton Fringe, Faversham Fringe, Watford Palace Theatre & Camden Comedy Club.

About the show...

Gentrif*cked (WIP)

British Writers' Guild Award-nominated comedian Kate-Lois Elliott tells stories that are self-deprecating and (according to a drunk man at Brighton Fringe) unexpectedly profound.


Gentrif*cked – a work in progress – is a debut show about finding your purpose. Join Kate on a journey through village life, thirty-something existential crises and finding belonging without joining a cult… (specifically not like her grandma did).


The show costs a lot to put on... from marketing, to venue hire, production costs and a lot of rehearsal time... The Edinburgh Fringe run will be thousands of pounds!!

It would be just wonderful if any lovely person could spare a bit of spare cash to support the development of the show over the next few months by buying us a hot drink, a pizza, or even a week's worth of both...

Thank you so much!

About the writer:

Kate-Lois Elliott is a comedian, actor and writer based in the UK. She tells stories that are self-deprecating and (according to a drunk man at the Fringe) unexpectedly profound. She also makes (same guy) 'really weird' sketches.

Kate was nominated for a British Writers' Guild Award in 2022 for Best Online Comedy (How to be Maggie: With Maggie P), and the Funny Women Content Creator Awards in 2021. 

British Comedy Guide Awards Finalist 2022

West End New Act Competition Finalist 2023

Kate has appeared on the BBC, Netflix (as a dead body) and in the West End, and is also one half of Diversify Podcast, whose guests have included Ria Lina, Kai Samra, Maisie Adam and Tez Ilyas.

Her online work can be watched in full on Youtube, Instagram and the British Comedy Guide.

Her first novel was nominated for Penguin's Merky Books New Writer's Prize 2021.

About the company:

Backbone is a female-led company formed in September 2012. We are a diverse group of theatre and filmmakers who all believe that storytelling can change the world.

Backbone produce our own short films, theatre productions and standup comedy shows. Below The Hills was screened at several festivals in the UK, Europe and US and won Best Experimental at the Lisbon New Cinema Festival 2020. Our first show, The Bistro, was a site-specific piece first shown at the Bush Theatre in November 2012 and at The Roundhouse in May 2013.

We have produced monthly events at Theatre Deli, providing writers with the opportunity to workshop their scripts – at any stage of development – with a group of dedicated actors. We provide that extra push that creatives often need to get their work off the ground: a safe space, with actors and industry professionals, where we can workshop and showcase ideas, with the nights tailored to the needs of the writer and their process. Many of the scripts we develop go on to take shape as full productions, either with Backbone Theatre and Film or independently.


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