Acting Student to Perform One-Woman Play at Edinburgh Fringe

By Gemma Cross


Katie Shortt, a graduating member of Leeds Conservatoire’s first Acting cohort, performed Brunswick Productions’ The 4 Worst Things I’ve Ever Done in Northern Ireland last summer and received rave reviews.

Katie Shortt

Katie Shortt headshot. Photo credit: Emily Goldie Photography

Now, Katie is set to perform the one-woman play at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe from 2 to 13 August 2023. In addition, recordings of Katie’s fantastic performance will be shown at both the Vancouver Fringe and Ukraine Fringe.

The Edinburgh Fringe is one of the greatest celebrations of arts and culture on the planet. For three weeks in August, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.

Artists and performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone.

The 4 Worst Things I’ve Ever Done, written by Ewan McGowan, with contributions from Louise O’Dowd and Rosie McWilliams, is a dark comedy which explores themes of meaning, morality, existentialism and grief in a uniquely funny and thought-provoking way. Audience discretion is advised as the play contains strong language and mature themes, such as sexual assault and drug abuse.

Audience feedback on Katie’s previous performances as Erin included “Katie Shortt is fabulous,” “staggeringly good” and “the hairs on my arms were standing.”

Leeds Conservatoire is proud of the quality of its training and that many students, like Katie, achieve professional credits before graduating.


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By Gemma Cross

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