Harriet Kemsley live at the Soho Theatre

Harriet Kemsley is bringing her new critically acclaimed show ‘Honeysuckle Island‘ to the Soho Theatre and then touring nationally this autumn. 

Fed up with being told how to look and behave since she was a teenager, Harriet is taking a long hard squint at the beauty industry through her two remaining false eye lashes. She channels her personal experiences into this hilarious show, sharing anecdotes and jokes on the vicious cycle of beauty enhancement.

When she was 11 Harriet designed a dream holiday destination called ‘Honeysuckle Island’. It had waterfalls and ziplines, wild animals and everything a preteen could ever wish for. And on rediscovering her design last year Harriet spotted that she’d also included a cellulite machine.

Since having a baby daughter at the end of 2021 Harriet is reassessing societal pressures on women, bringing a funny, light, and important message of self-acceptance, embracing one’s uniqueness and Harriet’s unusual solutions to current beauty trends.

Harriet began her stand-up career in 2011, and within months, won the Funny’s Funny contest. Harriet’s other accolades include the Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year Finalist.

Harriet’s television appearances include performing on Live at the Apollo (BBC1, BBC2), as a panellist on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4)