Kathy Burke is to direct Amy Booth-Steel in #HonestAmy a Ukulele Comedy at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
Remember when I got cancer and had a breakdown in Tesco’s?
Then literally went mental and posted some songs on Twitter?
When anxiety was at FULL CAPACITY LEVEL, my mom bought me a ukulele and it has saved my life.
I wrote some songs and randomly posted them online.
SHIT. GOT. REAL! and before I knew it there were 70,000K hits and the views kept rising.
Jody Comer, Sharon Rooney, Zoe Ball and Susan Wokoma
all retweeted my songs, and before I knew it over a million people had seen my face across the globe…
People even started saying that I was a “new Victoria Wood” (WTF!) so I was like SHIT I better learn some new chords, and up my game to at least 5!!!
This is a common story, about common people, and the things that people might commonly face. Anxiety, illness, fatigue, depression, and how the hell you try and date when your body and mind are both fuuuuuuucked!
Honest Amy is just me being me, exploring everyday issues through the medium of UKULELE! Expect a 45-minute exploration of what it’s like to live with a manic mind, with an open and honest insight into some unspoken home truths!
I have a story to tell, and I’m gonna tell it through song, so get me my uke, and a stage, and maybe a 3-legged stool, NOW! There will be a bunch of new songs, as well as the current Twitter classics, plus some extra one-woman surprises using a shaky egg and more…
Amy is best known for her TV appearances as Mel in Wannabe, the BBC Three sitcom about a singer aiming to return to the limelight, Nicola Sturgeon in The Windsors and is in Matt Berry’s upcoming series Year of the Rabbit on C4.
She trained at Birmingham School of Acting. Her theatre credits include Mrs Fleming in Heathers (West End) Audrey in As You Like It (Regent’s Park) Prime Minister in The Assassination of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd) Jean in A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer (National Theatre) Dierdre/Mrs Ormerod in Anita & Me (Theatre Royal Stratford East & Birmingham Rep) Doreen Slater/Miss Elf in Adrian Mole 13 3/4 (Leicester Curve) Joyce Chilvers in Betty Blue Eyes (UK Tour) Piper in The Light Princess (National Theatre) Dolly in One Man Two Guvnors (UK & International Tour) Mrs Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Watermill Theatre) Pimple in She Stoops to Conquer (National Theatre) Peggy in Swallows & Amazons (Bristol Old Vic) La Rosa in Sister Act (London Palladium original cast) Fraulein Schweiger in The Sound of Music (London Palladium)
#HonestAmy will be presented by Paul Taylor-Mills at the Edinburgh Fringe from 31 July to 26 August 2019 at Pleasance Dome.