Harriet Kemsley: Honeysuckle Island Tour

Fresh off a sold-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe tour, Harriet Kemsley presents her critically acclaimed new show ‘Honeysuckle Island’ at the Soho Theater and then on a national tour this fall.

Fed up with being told how to look and behave since she was a teenager, Harriet takes a long look at the beauty industry through her two remaining false eyelashes. She channels her personal experiences into this hilarious show, sharing anecdotes and jokes about the vicious circle of beauty enhancement.

When she was 11, Harriet designed a dream vacation destination called “Honeysuckle Island.” There were waterfalls and ziplines, wildlife, and everything a preteen could want. And when rediscovering her design last year, Harriet noticed that she had also included a cellulite machine.

Since having a baby girl in late 2021, Harriet has been re-evaluating societal pressures on women, bringing a funny, lighthearted and important message of self-acceptance, embracing her uniqueness and Harriet’s unusual solutions to current beauty trends.

Harriet began her stand-up career in 2011 and within months was winning the Funny’s Funny contest. Harriet’s other accolades include Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year runner-up, Up The Creek New Act of the Year runner-up and Leicester Square New Act of the Year runner-up. She was described by Time Out as “a very funny rising star” and as one of Rhod Gilbert’s “Ten Comics to See” in the Mail on Sunday. Harriet last appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018 with her sold-out show ‘Slutty Joan’ which subsequently toured the country.

Harriet’s TV appearances include performances on Live at the Apollo (BBC1, BBC2), as a panelist on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Hypothetical (Dave), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Guessable (Comedy Central), As Yet Untitled (Dave), Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and her own show with husband Bobby & Harriet Get Married (Viceland & Comedy Central). She also hosts a podcast, ‘Why Is Harriet Crying?’ with fellow comedian Sunil Patel. As an actress, she has appeared in both film and television, including the film Bonobo, and on Channel 4’s Damned and the BBC’s Doctor Foster. She also provided the voice of Nashandra, the final boss of the Dark Souls II video game.

Information on the list of visits:

Tue 13 -17 Sep London Soho Theater


Sat 1 Oct Brighton Komedia


Sun Oct 2 Newport Pagnell The Cannon Pub


Thu Oct 6 Aberdeen The Lemon Tree


Fri Oct 7 Hawick Heart of Hawick


Sat Oct 8 Stockton ARC


Sun Oct 9 Edinburgh Monkey Barrel


Thu Oct 13 Leeds The Oak


Thu 20 Oct Aldershot West End Center


Fri 21 Oct Leicester Firebug

Firebug home

Sat 22 Oct Cambridge Junction


Sun Oct 23 Birmingham Glee


Thu Oct 27 Winchester The Arc


Fri Oct 28 Oxford Glee

https://www.glee.co.uk/oxford/the comedy/

Thu, Nov 3 Portsmouth Guildhall Studio


Fri, Nov 4 Bath Rondo


Mon Nov 7 Nottingham Glee


Thu 10 Nov Liverpool Hot Water


Fri 11 Nov Southend Dixon Studio


Sat 12 Nov Bristol Tobacco Factory Theater


Sun Nov 13 Coventry Warwick Arts Center


Thu Nov 17 Bridgwater McMillan Theater


Wed 23 Nov Cardiff Glee


Thu Nov 24 New Milton Forest Arts Center

https://www.forest-arts.co.uk/event/harriet-kemsley-honeysuckle island

Fri 25 Nov Colchester Arts Center


Sat 26 Nov Corsham Pound Arts


Wed 30 Nov Glasgow The Stand


Thu 1 Dec Manchester XS Malarkey


Tue 6 Dec Norwich Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom


Sat 10 Dec Canterbury Gulbenkian