Pleasance: Jack Dome-2nd-28th August 

After a few years away recovering from her last high-paced, energetic hour, Catriona Knox is back once more at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Adorable Deplorable on at 6.50pm at the Pleasance Jack Dome.

It’s 2017 and some men (not naming names but you know who we’re talking about) have brought us to the brink of the apocalypse. Now it is time to meet the meat on their arm – their wives. No longer will they be silent. No longer will they be stuck at the sides of stages waiting for their moment to shine. It is now. It is here at the Fringe.

Named by the BBC as one of the emerging talents of 2017 on their New Talent Hotlist, Catriona’s broadcast credits include Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and Election Wipe, Channel 4’s Damned Series 1 & 2, BBC1’s Not Going Out, as well as 2017 hit sketch show Revolting, Suntrap, Boomers and Russell Howard’s Good News (all on BBC2). Later in the year she will appear in Roisin Conaty’s brand new sitcom for E4, Gameface.

Catriona’s first radio play Almost Like Being in Love, starring Gemma Whelan and Rosie Cavaliero, debuted on BBC Radio 4 in April of this year. She was one of a select group of comedians who were commissioned to write a debut 45-minute play in the prestigious Afternoon Drama slot (produced by ex- Commissioning Editor for Comedy and Fiction at BBC Radio 4 Caroline Raphael).

Other BBC Radio 4 credits include writing and performing two series of The Boom Jennies’, Mission Improbable, as well as The Lentil Sorters and Strap In! It’s Clever Peter! (both for Pozzitive), Sketchorama and 2525, a sketch show produced and created by Matt Lucas and Ashley Blaker.

Catriona Knox is a prolific comedy writer/performer and a talented actress. With frequent live comedy performances in London and further afield, Catriona regularly showcases her talent for character comedy, both as a writer and performer, at venues including the Shaftesbury Theatre, Soho Theatre and Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End. Catriona was also one third of all-female sketch group The Boom Jennies who have performed 6 times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim.

Twitter: @catrionaknox
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What the press have said about Catriona Knox

“However much energy you can pack into an hour, its likely not as much as Catriona Knox. Every hour should be this much fun” ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“Knox’s ability is undisputed and she is a delight to watch” ★★★★★ New Current

“This multi-character set, Player, thrives on fine writing and a fantastic performance…” ★★★★ The List

“Nothing prepares for the sheer force of brilliance that is Knox’s character comedy” ★★★★ Edfestmag

“Fearless and bold in performance, imaginative and offbeat in inspiration, and razor-sharp in her writing, Knox is a formidable comic powerhouse” ★★★★ Chortle

“It’s often excruciatingly impressive…a gem”   ★★★★ Fest

“No trip to the Fringe would be complete without checking out Knox” ★★★★ The Mumble

“Character comedy is very difficult to get right, yet year after year Catriona Knox manages to succeed and then some” ★★★★ One4Review

“This is one Edinburgh debut to catch in the hope of later claiming to have been there at the start”  Fringe Guru

“High velocity character comedy” Beyond The Joke

“Blazingly gifted… dazzling comedy… as good as Joyce Grenfell already, if not better” Spectator


Listings Information:
Dates: 2nd – 28th August 2017
Show: Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable
Venue: Pleasance: Jack Dome
Address: Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL
Time: 6.50pm
Price: Preview: £6, Early week: £8 / £7, Midweek: £10 / £9, Weekend: £11 / £10
Box office:

For more information please contact Gaby Jerrard / Claire Hoyda / Matthew Christian at
[email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
020 7690 0006
To book review tickets for this show please contact the Pleasance Press Office on 0131 556 6557 / [email protected]