Q. What happens when you move a 12-year-old from Basingstoke to Zambia?
A. She swims.
Individual Medley is Katrina’s first full length show. Katrina weaves together poetry, swimming lessons and some 00’s RnB in a mesmerising coming-of-age memoir about crossing borders. Learn to butterfly, learn how to speak to boys, learn to fit into your skin.
Individual Medley is going to Edinburgh Fringe 2018!
Monday 6th August – Sunday 19th August | 11.55am | Sweet Venues Grassmarket
“Absolutely stunning performance. Kept us enthralled from start to finish”
~ audience member
Individual Medley debuted at Brighton Fringe in May 2017 with a sold-out run at award-winning venue, Junkyard Dogs. It received the Irene Mensah Bursary and was nominated for the Pebble Trust International Touring Award.
“It’s rare that my attention stays on point for 10 minutes let alone an hour, but I was captivated for the duration”
~ audience member
Individual Medley travelled down to Penzance Literature Festival in July 2017 for another successful show.
“Interspersing arrestingly captured memoir with instructional tips and techniques on how to execute each stroke in the Individual Medley Swimming event, her performance was thoroughly absorbing from the first mimed, goggle-wearing plunge into the water to the final brave strip-down to her swimming cossie on stage. The IM requires prowess in all four strokes, stamina and speed; Katrina’s poet prowess is truly gold-medal material”
~ Review from The Cornishman Newspaper
Following some directing work with Lauren Gauge and tech input from Jesse Payne, Katrina took Individual Medley to Hove Grown New Writing Festival (March 2018) and Swindon Fringe Festival (April 2018)
“The performance is full of movement and rhythms, in terms of physical action as well as the sinuous language. Quinn is such an engaging and charismatic performer she carries you with her every step of the way, with a tale that is touching and comic in turns”
~ Review from The Swindon Advertiser
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