Damn Cheek is thrilled to present a new collaboration with Katie Taylor. The Big Playdate is an exploration of isolation and connection which allows an audience of one to see Katie Taylor at her most vulnerable… and ready to play!

The show

The past 2 lockdown years have often been a balancing act between aloneness, togetherness and navigating the challenges of both. Being with ourselves… being with others… having no choice who to be with. 

What happens when we feel stuck ‘in’? When we can’t move ‘out’, how can we move ‘through’? And where do we find pleasurable connection when we can’t go looking for it?

Over the past couple of years, Katie Taylor has been taking herself a bit too seriously. So she wanted to make a space to be her silliest self. Enter… Katie Taylor’s Big Playdate.

In this intimate Zoom ‘show’ delivered one-to-one, Katie Taylor offers a series of playful invitations – karaoke, conversation and clowning – for you to witness her experience of lockdown and beyond. A reflection on play, personal power and finding pals in online spaces, the Big Playdate allows you to watch, listen or join in, as Katie interacts with some big emotions. 

And along the way, she invites you to acknowledge, appreciate and assimilate your own experiences of aloneness and togetherness in lockdown… and beyond.

Where and when 

Katie Taylor’s Big Playdate will feature as part of Mole Valley’s Arts Alive festival.

  • Friday 7 October – 3pm, 6pm and 9pm
  • Saturday 8 October – 12pm, 3pm and 6pm
  • Sunday 9 October – 3pm and 6pm
  • Friday 14 October – 6pm and 9pm
  • Saturday 15 October – 12pm, 3pm and 6pm
  • Sunday 16 October – 12pm, 3pm and 6pm
  • Friday 21 October – 6pm and 9pm
  • Saturday 22 October – 12pm and 3pm

All shows are one-to-one and last 1 hour. 

As each performance has an audience of one person only, places are extremely limited!

Venue: Online via Zoom. (You will not need to download any software to take part. Nearer the time, you’ll get full details of how to join.)

Tickets: £20

Damn Cheek passionately believes that money should never be a barrier to access. We’re therefore offering a limited number of ‘pay what you feel you can’ tickets. Email us at info@damcheek.co.uk for more information.

The maker

Katie Taylor is a theatre maker, cultural producer and creative facilitator who explores themes of personal meaning and interpersonal connection through play, touch and delight.

Her academic background is in the history and philosophy of science and her experience includes delivering sensory sessions on touch to artists and creatives, as well as facilitating infant massage classes.

Katie’s previous collaboration with Damn Cheek was Lost and Found – an immersive, interactive, theatrical Zoom experience which was also delivered one-to-one.