Award-winning actress and comedian Katie O’Brien presents a fresh, funny, and taboo-smashing take on addiction and recovery. We’re familiar with stories of addicted pop stars to born again pimps but what does being 21 years clean really mean? She has been in a love-hate relationship with 12 Step fellowship and modern-day psychology for over two decades and has a few things to say about why it works and why it doesn’t. Hilarious, brutally honest, heart-warming and provocative, a one-woman show that challenges perceptions of recovering from addiction, pathologizing humanity and the quest of self-discovery.

Directed by Ursula Martinez, supported by Arts Council England.


AGE 15+

Please note this performance contains nudity, swearing and triggers around drug use and depression.

Image credits Danny Depp and Daisy Smith

★★★★★ 'O’Brien’s reign of the stage is commanding in its ability to continually elicit laughter and empathy from a crowd', A Younger Theatre


About Katie O'Brien

Katie O’Brien is a performer, writer, and creative coach living and working in London. Katie studied fine art at University and went on to study at Philippe Gaulier's Paris-based Clown & Theatre School. Katie’s performance making practice began in 2008 when she created feminist performance group The Muffia with Sinead King and she has since written and performed two original character comedy sketch shows for the Edinburgh Fringe. Catch 22 Years is her first autobiographical, full length show.

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