Come and spend an intimate evening in the company of one of Britain's best loved cult figures, Hattie Hayridge at the beautiful Phoenix Artist Club.
Hattie will talk about her career to Misty Moon's MC Chris Collins who is a fan and personal friend of Hattie.
Hattie is best known for playing the role of the female version of Holly in the hit sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf during the third, fourth and fifth series.
However, before Red Dwarf, she was a major part of the late-1980s/early-'90s wave of alternative comedians of the British comedy circuit, appearing alongside Lee Evans, Jack Dee, Julian Clary, Paul Merton, to name a few. Her distinctive style of gentle deadpan with a sharp edge attracted a great deal of attention straight away.
Following a spontaneous five-minute spot in a London club, after «a bad day at the office», her first booked open spots were in a cabaret show (run by comics Cliff Parisi and Andy Lyndon) at the Edinburgh Festival in 1986, which quickly led to gigs on the London comedy circuit, and to an award for the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year (1987).
In April 1988, she appeared on Friday Night Live hosted by Ben Elton, and was spotted by the producers of BBC's Red Dwarf for the episode Parallel Universe, (Series II) to play Hilly, the female equivalent of the male Computer, Holly (Norman Lovett). The same year, Hattie received rave reviews at the Montreal Comedy Festival, and appeared on the related televised Just For Laughs programme.
In 1989, after the departure of Norman Lovett from Red Dwarf, to star in his own show, Hattie successfully auditioned for the part of Holly, appearing in Red Dwarf Series III, IV and V. She continues to be a sought after guest at Conventions and Comic Cons around the world.
As an actress, she has appeared in Jonathan Creek, and the North American sci-fi series LEXX. In 2015 Hattie had a small appearance the film SuperBob.
Her stand-up television appearances include Live at Jongleurs, and most notably The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and Stewart Lee's The Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central.
Her autobiography, Random Abstract Memory is published by Penguin and tells the story «from her birth as a suspected appendicitis to her spontaneous leap into comedy» RAM 1997, «Warm and witty, it's a gem» William Cook Guardian 2007.
After the Q&A Hattie will meet and greet the audience and will take part in a paid signing.
Be sure to take advantage of the club's multi award winning restaurant by booking in for pre or post show dinner. Exclusive offering of two courses + glass of prosecco for £17.95 per person. Booking times are 5:30pm, 6pm and 6:30pm (pre show) and 9pm (post show). To book please email [email protected]
or call 0207 836 1077