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Catherine Hoffmann: Free Lunch with the StenchWench at Camden People’s Theatre

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Time 19:15
Date 01/04/17
Price £8
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  • Get ready to see Catherine Hoffmann on fire in this scathing one woman comedy
  • Bring along someone in need of a dark, belly laugh at Britain’s austerity measures
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  • See you at Camden People's Theatre

A humiliating scrap with growing up skint in flat broke Britain.

Free Lunch with the StenchWench is a rallying cry for times of brutal cuts and disparity, a solo account of shame and poverty from a personal perspective.

Charting the drive for survival and fitting in, the StenchWench shares stories of growing up as one of the feral underclass whilst precariously existing in Austerity Britain today. Cheap clothes, thrifty bread, cold baths, and debauched disadvantaged dancing are investigated as Catherine charts the drive for survival and fitting in.

Songs and stories of how to get by and make do are shared documenting her itinerate childhood in the 70’s and 80’s, whilst she attempts to overcome the shame of lack and celebrate the spirit of community and hope.

Expect a one-woman flea circus with faded glory, austerity pants, drop scones and hot chocolate.

Catherine Hoffman’s work addresses issues relating to who we are and the constraints in our contemporary lives. She uses personal material, family history, life experiences and humour to create poignant work, offering audiences the opportunity to relate or not, with the struggles, joys and images conveyed.

Free Lunch with the StenchWench - Catherine Hoffmann from catherine Hoffmann on Vimeo.


COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Free Lunch with the StenchWench at Camden People’s Theatre on Thursday 30th March at 7.15pm. To enter the competition, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Which small rodent makes a cameo alongside Catherine Hoffmann in StenchWench?

A: .1) A rat .2) A field mouse .3) A gerbil .4) A doormouse