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Comedian, Actor and Writer Kate Lois-Elliott Makes Edinburgh Fringe Debut With HOW TO BELONG WITHOUT JOINING A CULT This July

24 April 2024

Directed by Esther Manito

Secret Comedy, Brighton Fringe, 5th & 12th May

Tunbridge Wells Fringe – 11th July

2Northdown, London, 13th July

Edinburgh Fringe, 31st July - 26th August at 4pm (excludes 19th August)

Gilded Balloon, Patter House:  TICKETS

Could sniff the vodka from plinth”  - Helen Lederer

Elliott commands the stage…delivery is charming (with) quality call backs…an animated, high-energy performance''  - A Spy In The Stalls

Comedian, actor and writer KATE-LOIS ELLIOTT shares self-deprecating and unexpectedly profound stories. Her 2023 debut stand-up show, Gentrif*cked, sold out at the VAULT Festival, followed by a successful mini tour.

This year, rising star Kate-Lois Elliott will make her Ed Fringe debut with HOW TO BELONG WITHOUT JOINING A CULT. The show centres around the true story of Kate's family, who were brought up in a secretive cult until her mum escaped as a teenager. One generation later, in a completely unrelated set of events, a teenage Kate finds herself in the clutches of an equally toxic, controlling, and militant operation... you know, just your average group of teenage girls… Because, as it turns out, cults are everywhere. 



Now, Kate is confronting her aversion to friendship cliques, discovering that she no longer gives a damn what anyone else thinks (sort of), and trying to figure out why it's so impossibly hard to exit a WhatsApp group with your dignity intact. The show is about enemies, frenemies and how everyone just wants to fit in (without joining a cult).

How To Belong Without Joining A Cult explores themes of group mentality in modern life - from school friendship groups and class systems to families and Fitness First. 

Kate-Lois Elliott's acting credits include the Arcola's multiple award-winning dark comedy Clarion (starring Greg Hicks and Clare Higgins), Loserville: In Concert (West End), and The Serpent's Tooth (Almeida). Kate was also one of the original members of Edinburgh Fringe favourite NOTFLIX and has been featured on the BBC and Netflix. Kate is also the co-host of Diversify Podcast, whose guests include Ria Lina, Kai Samra, Maisie Adam, Tez Ilyas, and that guy from Dr Who.



Tour Dates

5th & 12th May - Secret Comedy, Brighton Fringe 

11th July - Tunbridge Wells Fringe 

13th July - 2Northdown, London 

31st July - 26th August (exc 19th) - Ed Fringe - Gilded Balloon, Patter House, 4pm

British Writers' Guild Award Nominee - Best Online Comedy 2022

British Comedy Guide Talent Awards for Performance Finalist 2022

Funny Women Nominee Content Creator Award 2021

Brighton Fringe Staff Bursary Winner 2023

West End New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2023

Merky Books New Writers Prize Longlist 2021

Komedia New Comedian Semi-Finalist 2024

“A rising star” - Hayley Macenzie (Script Angel)

“Zeitgeisty" - BBC Radio

''Such funny business from this one. Carry on like this and she’ll be buying a house, which is great but it’ll ruin my favourite of her jokes'' - Jessica Fostekew

Find KATE-LOIS ELLIOTT on FacebookX (formerly Twitter)InstagramYouTube and TikTok.

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