Schutte the Unromantic
22nd February @ OSO Arts Centre, London
18th - 20th May @ The Warren, Brighton Fringe Festival
14-16th September @ Stroud Theatre Festival
Edinburgh Fringe 2017
24th May @ Omnibus Theatre for Engine Room
30th June @ The Nursery Theatre, London
3rd July @ Etcetera Theatre, London
19th July @ Sweet Venues, The Iron Duke, Brighton
26th July @ Hoopla Improv Theatre, The Miller, London
Katy Schutte is not a romantic.
Schutte the Unromantic is a storytelling stand-up comedy show written and performed by Katy Schutte (Happily Never After/Knightmare Live/Who Ya Gonna Call?). This is the story of her trying to find love despite freezing up at chocolates, serenades and thoughtful surprises. For the record, Katy is perfectly happy to put Baby in a corner (where she has a great view of the room).
Latest Comedy Award Nominee 2018
★★★★★ Latest Brighton
"...like a good movie plot, it is coherent, candid and completely compelling." Full review.
Listed in Best of Brighton Comedy July 2017 by BN1 Magazine:
"...this exceptional performer tells us her story of trying to find love..."
About the show:
Schutte the Unromantic is an autobiographical account of the romantic gestures that I have experienced in my life whilst being wholly uncomfortable with romance. The arc of the show follows the storyline of our most famous RomCom movies, but the touchstones are all moments from my life.
I've written, directed and devised shows for myself and also with Tom Adams, Emma Frankland and Laura Mugridge. Largely though, I'm an improviser and travel all around Europe and the US teaching and performing longform improvisation. I'm a Funny Women Finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Best Comedy Show award. I've just written my first book, The Improviser's Way: A Longform Workbook. I'm also an actor with roles in site-specific theatre, comedy shorts and TV commercials. I've recently been performing with Knightmare Live at the Udderbelly and in a Tim Burton inspired musical at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
This show has a disco ball, a boom box, mixed tapes and an unfolding story slipping through significant moments in Katy's life. It is touching, raw and personal as well as being very funny. Whether it's romantic or not is for you to decide...
We were sitting in George Square and picked the nearest free show. My expectations were low, we really just went for something to do... This is the best free show I've seen! Schutte glides back and forth through her dating life with hilarity and wit, using her boombox and mix tapes to guide us. She had the whole audience laughing and made everyone feel at ease with her. 100% recommend this - great storyteller, and what a great story, too!
This was a brilliant combination of storytelling and comedy. Katy's interactions with the audience made the story really immersive and relatable, regardless of which side of the romantic fence you're on. The story itself was very well constructed and all linked up beautifully, while being frequently hilarious! Definitely well worth a watch, especially since it's free!
Very, very good writing.
Favourite bit: all of it.
Favourite? All the little pay-offs.
I loved it.