Combining real life stories, sketches and songs, the critically acclaimed duo return with a cautionary tale of two kids' party entertainers battling to convince the world they are real princesses. A part-fantasy, part-reality based hour of 'off-beat brilliance ... beautiful skits and bonkers characters' **** (Times). As heard on BBC Radio 4, as seen on BBC Three Comedy Feeds, Channel 4's Blaps, E4 and Call the Midwife. Funny Women finalists 2012. 'Sublime' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com) 'Delightful' **** (Skinny). 'Some of the sharpest, most imaginative new writing you'll find anywhere on the sketch scene' (Guardian).
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Full press release
Comedy duo and stars of BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama That Pair are letting it go and telling the truth, for once in their lives, about what it means to be a girl in this part-fantasy, part-reality based hour of hilarity and skewed wisdom.
If you haven't got enough money to pay your rent, can you still be the leading lady in your own life? Pushed to breaking point, they lay bare the realities of choosing comedy over a real job, following your dreams, and letting go the facade of being a perfect woman. Through comedy, puppetry and real life footage of their lives as princess entertainers, That Pair put the princess complex to the test, and discover that behind the frou frou dresses and birthday cake is delusional thinking and near mental breakdowns. In their battle to convince the world that they are in fact real princesses, they perform motivational songs, have talking animal friends and great hair.
About That Pair
That Pair are Kathryn Bond and Lorna Shaw. They met and trained at Bretton Hall where they both graduated with First Class Honours and went on to train together in clowning at The Actors Space in Barcelona. With a longstanding friendship in tow, That Pair frequently send up their relationship; Lorna being the girl next door and Kat being the girl more like four doors down.
They were recently heard on BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama and were Funny Women Awards finalists 2012. Their most recent show Never Liked Her Anyway received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 and played to sellout crowds before transferring to Soho Theatre. Earlier this year they produced a music video for their song 'The Truth About Girls', a girl-power anthem gone wrong, in support of the domestic violence charity, Refuge. You can watch the video here:
You can also catch them on the Laughing Horse Free Fringe performing Yuck! A kids show in collaboration with Twisted Loaf.