Kathy Lette’s GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT Derby Theatre Sunday 17 September, 8pm
“Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.” Kathy Lette
Australian born author, screenwriter, journalist, party girl and all-round bonne vivant, Kathy Lette hits the road this autumn, with her debut live show Girls’ Night Out, playing at Derby Theatre for one night only on Sunday 17 September.
Best known for her many novels including: How To Kill Your Husband: And Other Handy Household Hints, Foetal Attraction and Nip‘n’Tuck, Kathy’s decided it’s time to take centre stage for an evening with her, to share intimate details of her varied and multi coloured personal, social and professional lives.
Girls’ Night Out is a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage-daughter-wrangling, ageing, toy boys, making the Queen laugh, hiding Julian Assange in her attic, tongue kissing Prince William and Close Encounters of the George Clooney Kind, en route.
Kathy also talks poignantly about the trials, tribulations and hilarity of raising a child on the autistic spectrum, from the times Jules came home from school with a sign sticky-taped to his back saying “Kick me I’m a retard" to his success playing Jason on Holby City.
So, grab your girlfriends and come along. Wit, warmth and full frontal frankness are guaranteed. (Men, attend at your own risqué!)
Kathy Lette first achieved succés de scandal as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she’s written 12 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows (which was made into a film starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel); How to Kill Your Husband - and Other Handy Household Hints (staged by the Victorian opera); The Boy Who Fell to Earth, Courting Trouble and Best Laid Plans, soon to be an 8-hour TV series. Her novels have been published in 17 languages around the world.
Kathy appears regularly as a commentator on the BBC and Sky News. She is also an ambassador for Plan International, Ambitious about Autism and the National Autistic Society. She lives in London and can often be found at The Savoy (where she was writer in residence); drinking a cocktail named after her. Kathy is an autodidact (a word she taught herself) but has honorary doctorates from Southampton Solent University and Wollongong University plus a Senior Fellowship from London’s Regents University.
She cites her career highlights as teaching Stephen Fry a word, Salman Rushdie the limbo and scripting Julian Assange’s cameo in the Simpsons 500th episode.
Kathy’s new book, Best Laid Plans is out on 13 July. With plenty of comic twists and emotional turns, it’s a riotous yet heartrending novel, which tackles the taboo subject of sex for the ‘differently abled’ – and shows us that when it comes to sex, we all have special needs…
Tickets to see Kathy Lette at Derby Theatre are £16.50. For more information and to book call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or online at www.derbytheatre.co.uk