Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model  UK Tour 2014 at The Atkinson

Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model UK Tour 2014 at The Atkinson

‘Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough: we’ll be seeing a lot more of her’

Alex Hardy, THE TIMES April 2014 ****

“Warped wit…striking presence…killer lines…calm confidence”


“Smart and acridly funny”THE SUNDAY TIMES

Following a totally sold out run recently at London’s Soho Theatre and at the Edinburgh Festival, Katherine Ryan hits the road with her new, critically acclaimed show Glam Role Model.


Due to popular demand Katherine has extended her tour adding 10 extra dates after sell-out shows including Warwick, Reading and Cheltenham.


In Katherine Ryan’s homeland of Canada, it isn’t unheard of for women to expose their breasts in public. To her amusement, however, here in the UK this questionable pastime actually has a title: ‘glamour modelling’.


Don’t get her wrong – being an ex-Hooters employee, Katherine’s not averse to females making the most of their assets. Sex sells, and she’s aware of this. What does get her goat, however, is not so much what glamour models do as what they don’t do: speak. Besides saying what they are told to say, the only words they seem to utter in public are eviction nominations on Celebrity Big Brother. Would it do them any harm to have something important to say?


Glam Role Model takes a look at the murky world of the beauty industry and examines the role of models who provide its bread and butter. Everyone deserves a voice, and Katherine Ryan invites you to celebrate and strengthen yours through laughter.



Ryan is fast becoming a familiar face on British TV, with appearances on BBC 1’s Live At The Apollo and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, BBC 2’s Mock The Week, QI and Nevermind The Buzzcocks, and as a regular panellist C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats.


This fresh, often dangerously-fierce pop culture-obsessed lady was unaffected by publicised death threats last year, and survived the world’s first crack smoking mayor. So she means business. Following on from her debut UK tour Nature’s Candy, which played to sell-out audiences last year, Glam Role Model will hit the road this Autumn, 2014.


Over the last year or so Katherine has also appeared in: Twit Of The Year (C4), Episodes (C4), Jack Dee’s Don’t Sit In The Front Row(Sky), John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky) and Dave’s One Night Stand. She was also part of Channel 4’s ‘mash-up’ night in the Deal Or No Deal 8 Out Of 10 Cats Specialand appeared as regular character in series two of Badults (BBC3).


Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model can be seen at The Atkinson on Friday 17 October at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £12 (£10 concessions) and are availableonline at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.


*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.





Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Friday 17 October


£12 (£10 concessions)



In person: Visit The Atkinson Box Office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.ukor call box office on 01704 533333


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street







Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 | emma.lloyd@sefton.gov.uk

About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.

Posted on 15 September 2014 under General news

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