Natasha Hodgson is an actor, writer and singer from Warrington, of all places.
Natasha is best known for her work as one-fifth of the multi-award winning dark comedy troupe Kill The Beast and one-fourth of the new musical theatre writer-performers SpitLip.
In 2019, SpitLip launched their first musical, Operation Mincemeat, the fast-paced, hilarious and unbelievable true story of the twisted secret mission that won us World War II. The show opened in London’s New Diorama Theatre in May to rave reviews, sold out it’s entire run and secured four ‘Off West End Awards’ nominations.
Kill the Beast’s credits include sell-out national tours, BBC Radio 3, and a Stage Edinburgh Award 2016, the Manchester Studio Theatre Award 2015 and the Peter Brook Fringe Award 2016. In 2018 they launched their first scripted podcast, Eglantine Whitechapel: Supernatural Detective which you can listen to here and in 2019 they were commissioned to be one of the launch projects in Fremantle’s Storyglass podcast start-up with their scripted comedy series Who Exploded Vivian Stone? which you can listen to here.
Natasha’s TV writing credits include the BAFTA award-winning Amazing World Of Gumball and Bravest Warriors, created by Adventuretime’s Pendelton Ward.
Her other credits include appearances on Newsjack Unplugged and Front Row (BBC Radio 4).
She also travels the country as part of glam-rock band Felix Hagan And The Family, recently supporting punk-folk star Frank Turner on a UK tour. Their debut album was released in November 2017, and reached top 5 in the iTunes Rock Chart.
Praise for Operation Mincemeat:
“Everyone in this tight, talented ensemble is fabulous but a special mention for Natasha Hodgson who is very, very funny as the egotistical Montagu”
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
“Glows with theatrical invention and delivers laughs by the gallon… unmissable.”
“Masterclass of macabre musical comedy, masterfully performed.”
★★★★★ The Stage
“A finely varied score, and lyrics that shame most big musicals by their dexterousness and ingenuity.”
★★★★ The Observer
“It’s whip-crack rhymes are fast and funny… the script is well-seasoned with smart, silly asides.”
★★★★ Time Out
Praise for Kill the Beast:
★★★★★ The Stage
“Incredibly, unbelievably funny”
★★★★ The List
“Masters of comedy horror”
“Hodgson absolutely shines, with a strangely affecting performance that reminds you how, despite brilliant joke after brilliant joke, this company still keep one foot this side of the Theatre Fence”
“Gruesome, inventive and hilarious, an unmissable debut”