Fat Kid Running

Dates and Times

Thur 15 March at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Part of Sprint 2018, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance. The festival runs from Mon 5 – Sat 24 March. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Katherine McMahon 

What does it take to be at home in a body? How do you have fun moving in a world of body shaming and fat burning? Katherine McMahon takes you cross-country on a spoken word journey from the fat kid skiving PE lessons, to a fat, fierce, feminist runner. This is not an inspiring before-and-after picture. It won’t make you thinner, or faster. It is a sometimes moving, sometimes funny, always honest exploration of the complicated business of being in a body. 

Fat Kid Running is Katherine’s first spoken word theatre show. She explores fat activism and exercise through the lens of personal experience, telling the story of her own relationship to her moving body with audiovisual elements, and running, climbing, and jumping. 

“An honest and brilliant spoken word theatre show, filled with powerful words and attention grabbing imagery… Unfurls with an easy energy and a joyful glee that is infectious and entertaining” – Steven Fraser, The Wee Review 

About the company

Katherine is a performance poet. She has performed across the UK, as well as running creative writing workshops, projects, and weird and wonderful events. She is particularly interested in using spoken word to build a more just, kinder world through community and solidarity. 

 #Sprint18 | katherinemcmahon.org

Image Credit: (c) Chris Scott for Flint & Pitch 

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