Katie Reddin-Clancy - Authentic, Exciting Performer
Katie Reddin-Clancy’s prodigious acting talents.
Reddin-Clancy…solid comedy chops.
Reddin-Clancy’s performance is powerful, intelligent and funny.
Photographer: Adam Hills
Acting Self Tapes
Charismatic British Female Actor
Katie’s versatile acting work has been critically acclaimed from her comedic character work in her solo shows, her stand up comedy plus her dramatic performances for theatre and screen.
She was semi finalist in the 2014 ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ new comedian competition and her second show GRACE was nominated for Best New Play at Brighton Fringe 2018.
Currently she is creating her third show, a theatre, multimedia, comedy, cabaret and spoken word piece: EDUCATION WE DIDN’T HAVE. Her first two shows taught her alot about narrative and storylines so she’s thrilled to be working with script consultant Philip Shelley (C4 / BBC New Writing) to develop her playwriting so she has a solid foundation for her performance work.
Recently she hosted the first ever RANKINLIVE INTERVIEWS with the iconic photographer, publisher and film director, Rankin. They did a part masterclass, part interview, part shoot at The Hospital Club and are developing the show for the future.
Katie is also an experienced voice actor with a broadcast quality StudioBricks home studio. Currently nominated as “Radio Commercials – Best Performance” at the One Voice Awards 2020 she is now excited to be working in the Gaming, Animation, Anime and Radio Drama world.
Katie was recently interviewed by Jim Shembri from The Herald Sun, Australia about the life of a performer/ writer in lockdown. Her shows have featured in International and National press such as The Advertiser, The Australian, The Herald Sun, Broadway Baby, Mumble Theatre, GScene, Three Weeks, Chortle, Onya Magazine, The Fountain, The Upsider and Tulpa Magazine.
One Person Plays
Katie’s award-nominated solo show, GRACE (2018) toured: Tuxedo Cat (Adelaide Fringe Festival), The Butterfly Club (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), The Theatre Box / The Warren (Brighton Fringe Festival) and The Gilded Balloon (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Katie played a cast of six characters, the double act – Grace and Alfie, the female side of Alfie – Zora, Sheryl the venue manager, Anna her agent and Audrey the theatre ghost. In an old regional theatre, Alfie, a comedian who performed as the male half of a double act re-enters the stage… as Zora, a woman.
KATE MIDDLETON SHOW QUEEN was her debut show which opened at La Boheme, a 55 seater (Adelaide Fringe Festival) at the time of the Royal Wedding and transferred to Red Bennies a 300 seater (Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2013.
It was a one-woman character comedy show about Kate Middleton’s lookalike being hired by the Palace to cover Kate on Maternity Leave. Katie played Kate Middleton’s lookalike, her mother, a meditation guru, an actress friend and a ghost.
Katie Reddin-Clancy is quite simply one of the hardest-working and most tenaciously determined artists I have met and had the privilege to work with on a number of occasions. She is unrelenting in her self-discipline and ability to take on complex notes and dramaturgic concepts that would render a lesser artist catatonic in her stride – or, if she feels she must fight for her choices she does so with professionalism and respect.
Her artistic sensibilities are wide and often surprising, citing Brecht one moment and Bronksi Beat the next, all in service of the content and context of the personal journey she is sharing. Her work – sometimes to her chagrin – has often been compared to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and it took me a while to realise the umbrage taken was not the flattery of the comparison. It was that they come from dramatically different perspectives but both are generously open about the personal investment in their work. Blood, tears and dreams are on her work, I have never doubted.I love working with Katie, and know we shall do so many more times. She is a disciplined and elegant writer, a unanimously praised versatile actress and a good human. She has my validation on any project one is lucky enough to have her on. She will always go above and beyond.
GRACE (2018) Tuxedo Cat (Adelaide Fringe Festival), The Butterfly Club (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), The Theatre Box / The Warren (Brighton Fringe Festival) and The Gilded Balloon (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
KATE MIDDLETON SHOW QUEEN (2013) (La Boheme – Adelaide Fringe Festival)
(The Butterfly Club – Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
Other theatre credits include: Jenny NEXT FALL Chapel Off Chapel (Midsumma Festival, Melbourne), Jenny Watson IN STITCHES The Anatomy Theatre, Helen (lead) WOODCUT, The White Bear. Miss Julie MISS JULIE, Jessie Scrivener monologue competition (which she won) and Matty (lead) THE ISLAND -JAMES SANDERS, Theatre De Simplicite, Edinburgh Fringe.
Film includes: Horatia HAMLET (BFI), Amy HOMECOMING (Austin Film Festival). Commercial work includes: ESCADA perfume (TV), ITV3 ident (TV), T MOBILE (EU billboard campaign), MIMIBOT CLOOCI (Front cover /print campaign), MANPOWER (EU billboard campaign).
SOLO SHOW - GRACE
“Remarkable, versatile talent who sets a very high bar indeed.” Herald Sun
“Acting and delivery were superb, turning into a (at least) six woman show. Her brilliance shines in the details.” The Advertiser
“A barn-storming whirlwind performance by Katie, whose talent to create so many different characters is amazing.” GScene
“Beautiful…haunting and poetic…Deliciously observed character comedy. Reddin-Clancy’s performance is powerful, intelligent and funny.” Mumble Theatre
“Reddin-Clancy quickly establishes themselves as having solid comedy chops. GRACE is a brave work. GRACE is an ambitious undertaking from a talented performer.” Broadway Baby
“Through a series of ‘talking heads’-style monologues, GRACE skirts the distinction between truth and illusion in a cleverly-written comedy cabaret. The writing is sharp and the acting good.” Three Weeks
“Impressively weaving between genders and characters…Reddin-Clancy did a brilliant job at delivering a complicated performance.” Ed Fest Mag
“Katie’s razor sharp…barbed tongue and her skill as a comedian. Katie is a skilled performer
with fantastic delivery – I look forward to seeing her shine.” One4Review
“Remarkable in its originality and daring, Grace is an excellent performance showcasing
a talented performer…Charming, funny and witty…Mixing humour, seriousness, and
irreverence, the blend of the performance is something that almost should not work –
yet somehow, by the skill of Reddin-Clancy as a performer, it works. ” Tulpa Magazine
“This is a brave performance…the talented actress is well worth seeing.” Weekend Notes
“Katie Reddin-Clancy, a performer to be reckoned with, the kind of individual you couldn’t pin down if you tried. When she sings, it is wonderful… the flamboyance. Like Katie’s performance, it is indefinable, of infinite variety. Come one, come all, come down and embrace the carnivalesque world of this unique performer’s mind.” The Empty Blog Space
SOLO SHOW - KATE MIDDLETON SHOWQUEEN
“Katie Reddin-Clancy’s prodigious acting talents make the show worth seeing.”
“Reddin-Clancy’s acting is first-rate and I am left wanting to see more of her.”
“Brunette Bridget Jones, passionate and captivating…the perfect girls’ night out.”
Rip It Up
“A display of talent, wit, fantastic delivery and zeal!” Fringe Review
“…well observed and beautifully delivered.” Adelaide Now
“Reddin-Clancy is a quality performer.” Adelaide Theatre Guide
“Katie has an originality and aliveness in her work that will make a name for her in the entertainment industry. She has a delicious blend of spontaneity, focus, unpredictability and compassion that allows her to bring whatever material she is working on to life.” Josh Pais, Actor, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, PHONE BOOTH, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, SEX IN THE CITY, THE SOPRANOS
“I laughed and cried. Power-house performance from Katie Reddin-Clancy who devastated me.” Jenny Beasley, Reviewer, WOODCUT
“Katie Reddin-Clancy in particular, excelling in the role of Helen. She spans the range showing calculated ferociousness and crumbling into despair with equal measures of riveting truthfulness.” Archie Whyld Reviewer, WOODCUT
“Katie is a smart actress, has great instincts and takes direction with ease.” Robert Bella, Director, Atlantic theater company
“Katie is an exciting actress of great presence. Her wit and her work ethic make her a pleasure to work with. She lights up the stage.” Anya Saffir, Director, Atlantic and Muse theater company
“Katie was wonderful to work with and absolutely key in the success of my film.She was punctual, prepared, and very talented – I couldn’t have asked for more.”
David Broyles, Director, HOMECOMING
“Not easy to throw away traditional conceptions of Shakespeare and deliver lines as natural speech (especially at short notice). Katie managed it; few actors can. Professional and fun to work with.” Alexander Fodor, Director, HAMLET