Katie's debut solo show: The Great Divinator

by Katie Tranter in South Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom

Katie's debut solo show: The Great Divinator

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This project will only be funded if at least £850 is pledged by 4th June 2024 at 10:05am

I'm making a solo show about an embittered psychic medium from the 19th century; 'The Great Divinator'. It's the ultimate come back tour.

by Katie Tranter in South Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom

Hi! I'm Katie and I've been performing and making theatre for nearly 15 years. 

During that time I've toured all over the UK and sometimes further doing theatre in education, community arts, rural touring, street theatre, pantomime, family theatre - you name it I've done it. 

I've done commedia and mask work in Spain, played an accordion down a mine and puppeteered real vegetables. Philippe Gaulier has told me to get in the bin and the casting director for Cirque Du Soleil told me I have a 'good face' (but didn't give me a job because 'they don't work with many female clowns'. I've performed at the Royal Albert Hall, been a creature on Doctor Who and recently worked with Jim Carrey on Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

I've reached a point in the road where I feel ready to start creating my own work which will use my strange but useful skill set; music, puppetry, comedy and audience interaction. 

I've decided to make a solo show from scratch. It's a big challenge and I'm quite nervous but I know that now is the right time to unleash.....The Great Divinator! 

The ideas have lived in my mind in various forms and guises for nearly 15 years and I feel like if I don't do it now I never will! 

I'm going to be doing Jamie C Wood's Creation Week Residency at Bidston Observatory in Liverpool in a few weeks to start creating the show in a supportive environment. Then I will be working with some fantastic artists to hone the act further including magic consultant Scott Penrose (Derren Brown's Enigma, Svengali & A 

I have then got two performances scheduled at London's Museum of Comedy as part of Camden Fringe Festival in August. So now I have to do it! No way out now! 

If you'd like to support me in reaching my goal of creating my first ever solo show please considering chipping in the price of a pint or a coffee (or more if you're doing well and feeling generous!) to help me fund the initial costs involved in making a show: 

- Training & Development

- Marketing

- Hiring artists and collaborators to help me make the show

- Photography

- Venue hire 

- Costume, Make Up & Facial Hair 

Lock up your daughters…The Great Divinator is coming! 

After his world famous mentalism act was debunked by Harry Houdini, The Great Divinator is back on the road to prove once and for all that spirits are real and he can indeed talk to them. Yes, he REALLY can. 

Featuring comedy, drag, live music, real mindreading and a shameless amount of flirting, The Great Divinator will guide you through a unique journey of mystery, and manifestations. It's the ultimate mid life crisis come back tour.

Using his unique ‘gift’ passed down from generation to generation, The Great Divinator is a blast from our Victorian past and has the facial hair to match. 

This is a world debut solo show from award winning performer and theatre maker Katie Tranter.

What the press say about Katie:

‘impressive and hilarious' The Upcoming

'jaw-droppingly funny' Everything Theatre

'regularly stole the show...eminently watchable and very, very funny' London Theatre 1

‘a genius for comedy, and an ability to really get the audience on her side’  Spy in the Stalls

Katie Tranter is twice an OFFIE award finalist for her performances in Tall Stories’ The Canterville Ghost and Iris Theatre’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She is co-creator of dark clown comedy Canary with Fun in the Oven Theatre winning the Audience’s Choice Award at Prague Fringe Festival. She is an actor, musician, puppeteer and improviser. 

Her stage credits include Sally Cookson’s Cinderella: A Fairytale (Northern Stage), Father Christmas (Royal Albert Hall), Rumpelstiltskin (Insane Root), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Speakeasy), Sinbad and Puss in Boots (Georgian Theatre Royal), Recycled Rubbish (Theatre-Rites) and Tiny Heroes (Daniel Bye). 

Screen credits include Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Paramount) and Doctor Who (BBC). 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

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Intense Telepathic Gratitude

The Great Divinator will send you an intense and profuse message of gratitude using the power of his mind alone. When you receive it, you'll know.

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Intense Gratitude In A Postcard Through Your Door

The Great Divinator will send an intense and profuse message of gratitude and a personal message from 'the great beyond' on a sexy postcard delivered straight to your door.

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An Intense Night of Gratitude and Entertainment!

The Great Divinator will send an intense and profuse message of gratitude and a personal message from 'the great beyond' on a sexy postcard delivered straight to your door AND through the power of telepathy (when you receive it you'll know!). PLUS Two tickets for a work in progress performance of The Great Divinator at London's Museum of Comedy 4pm Saturday 24th August or Sunday 25th August.

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A Very Intense Evening with The Great Divinator

All of the above plus... Dinner for two with the Great Divinator himself! A private show and dinner with the Great Divinator! The spirits have chosen you for a very special evening of entertainment and delicious food at Sarastro in London's West End or at a restaurant near you (available within two hour's travel from London).

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