From Stethoscopes to Stand-Up, Kirsty Mann’s Double Life

Kirsty Mann, an award-winning writer and comedian, has been keeping a secret that might shock her fans: she is also a doctor. Mann, known for her sharp wit and comedic prowess, has been living a double life, balancing her medical career with her passion for the arts. But now, she is ready to share her story in her latest show, ‘Skeletons’.

Directed by Laura Corcoran of the critically acclaimed double act Frisky & Mannish, ‘Skeletons’ blends comedy and theatre to narrate Mann’s extraordinary tale of subterfuge. The show has already enjoyed sell-out, critically acclaimed, award-winning runs at the Edinburgh Festival 2023, Fringe World Perth 2024, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2024. Now, Mann is bringing her hit show to London’s Soho Theatre for two exclusive nights on 24th and 25th June.

The premise of ‘Skeletons’ revolves around Mann’s struggle to keep her two worlds separate. She feared that revealing her identity as a doctor would undermine her credibility as a comedian, and vice versa. Through an hour of hilarious storytelling, Mann introduces a host of characters, including Dom, an arrogant yet charming doctor with whom she has an ill-fated affair, and her best friend, a wild and accident-prone creative.

In her performance, Mann delves into the reasons behind her double life and the challenges it posed. She humorously recounts the convoluted scenarios that arose from her secret, climaxing in a dramatic revelation when she had to save her best friend’s life during a holiday. The narrative also touches on her harrowing experiences working in a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a poignant glimpse into the emotional toll on NHS staff.

Kirsty Mann’s ‘Skeletons’ promises to be a unique blend of humour and heart, providing audiences with an unforgettable evening of entertainment while highlighting the realities of living a double life. Don’t miss the chance to see this acclaimed show at Soho Theatre. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, given Mann’s previous successes.

For tickets and more information, visit the Soho Theatre website.

  • Freya Hancock

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