Spoken Word and Talks Fri 19 April 2024

Helen Lederer


Enjoy a riotously enjoyable evening with the Absolutely Fabulous star, stand-up and writer, who was at the heart of the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s, as part of Huddersfield Literature Festival. 

Helen Lederer was a regular on the stand-up circuit and in sketch shows from the 1980s, appearing on screen with Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, among many others. Best known for her role as Catriona in all six series and the film of Absolutely Fabulous, she now reveals all in her frank, moving and characteristically funny memoir, Not That I’m Bitter.

The child of a Jewish-Czech wartime refugee, Helen Lederer was never part of the mainstream. How do you make humour from a lifelong battle against problems with weight and low-self-esteem? How do you cope with constant self-sabotage when, despite enormous success, you still feel like a failure? Helen raises an important and open discussion around mental health alongside the evolved attitudes to women today.

A genuinely funny memoir with lots of heart (and just the right amount of bitterness!), she pulls no punches, but every blow is wrapped in a laugh of recognition.

Alongside her acting career, Helen has written radio shows, performed in the West End and written books, including the comic novel Losing It, after which she set up Comedy Women in Print to shine a light on other women who write funny books.

Helen will be signing copies of her book after the show.

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Fri 19 April 2024


Cellar Theatre


£10.00 - £12.00


60 minutes

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