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It’s that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s. Here we talk to Cathy Owen about the show Cathy.

In one sentence tell us about your show.

Cathy is the proud and heart-breaking story of a woman working hard to protect her family.

What made you decide to come back to the show for the Fringe this year?

It is an honour to play Cathy. For me, combining good new writing with an important issue is exciting work; and so the opportunity to tell this story to an audience so committed to what’s new and include them in the dialogue, was not to be missed. Plus, I get to be inspired by others, and earn a living.

Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?

Plan your time, bring a raincoat, enjoy.

What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer?

The story is current. Ali Taylor’s writing is beautiful. Cardboard Citizens is a company with something to say.

What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?

Nina with Josette Bushell Mingo, which is on at the Traverse Theatre and Girls by Theresa Ikoko which like Cathy, is also playing at The Pleasance.  

Finally, the boring but essential bit…

Name of the show: Cathy

Venue: Pleasance KingDome

Dates: 2 August – 26 August 2017

Time: 15:30

Image: Pamela Raith

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The Scotland team is under the editorship of Lauren Humphreys. The Reviews Hub was set up in 2007. We aim to review all professional types of theatre, whether that be Commercial, Repertory or Fringe as well as Comedy, Music, Gigs etc.

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