It’s another effervescent comedy from this star in the making ★★★★ Brian Logan, Guardian
Rose Matafeo is going to be huge ★★★★ Alice Jones, The I
This Kiwi livewire has been on the cusp of breaking through in the UK for a couple of years and Horndog feels like her moment ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Award winning comedian Rose Matafeo brings her critically-acclaimed, Barry Award nominated hit show Horndog to London’s Soho Theatre from 17th to 29th September following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Rose has kissed nearly 10 men in her life making her a total horn dog. Championing horn dogs across the globe, Rose will guide you through the frenetic world of her teenage years in a whirlwind of stand-up, sketch and mid 20s angst as she tackles sex education, MSN Messenger, and why she was kicked out of a Franz Ferdinand fan group.
Horndog has enjoyed successful performances around the world with sell-out shows at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, a Barry Award nominated run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and most recently at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where the show was simultaneously highlighted as one of the best shows at the Fringe in the Guardian, Vogue, Evening Standard, The Mirror, Chortle, and British Comedy Guide.
Rose is a regular face on TV having featured on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), W1A (BBC One), Unspun with Matt Forde (Dave), and is set to appear on Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier (Dave) in the UK, while in New Zealand Rose is the head writer and star of Funny Girls (TV3) which is in its third series, and a regular on panel show 7 Days (Three Now NZ). She has also written and starred on New Zealand comedy show Jono And Ben At Ten (TV3, NZ) where she interviewed the likes of Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Bill Hader, and Amy Schumer. Rose has acted in Liam Williams’ web series Pls Like (BBC Three) and starred in an episode of Tom Craine’s Climaxed (BBC Three).
Rose started stand-up at the age of 15 and has since staged five solo shows as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2010 she won Best Newcomer at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and went on to win the prestigious Billy T Award in 2013. Rose has also performed on the 2014 and 2015 NZ International Comedy Gala and has opened for Reggie Watts and Rob Delaney in both New Zealand and the UK.
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT HORNDOG:
The Rose Matafeo bandwagon is about to leave: I recommend you take a seat…See this winning 26-year-old this year and you’ll have bragging rights to hold over your friends in a few years’ time when she’s jumped to bigger venues ★★★★ Herald Sun
A real force of nature ★★★★ Paul Fleckney, Chortle
The 26-year-old Kiwi’s comedy resonates, her charisma is undeniable ★★★★ Craig Angus, The List
Comics don’t come much more exciting than Rose Matafeo ★★★★ Fergus Morgan, Fest
Such positivity and exuberance mixed with real smarts and stand-up chops are a rare treat indeed ★★★★ Tony Makos, The Skinny
Horndog is a superbly funny show from a wonderful comic at the top of her game ★★★★ Daisy Malt, Three Weeks
Matafeo has a wonderful stage presence and a magnetic draw ★★★★ Sam Nead, Voice Magazine
It’s delightfully daggy, wonderfully quirky, and full of unexpected goofiness while supported by a foundation of expertly crafted, observational humour ★★★★ 5 The Age
She’s effortlessly charming ★★★★ Kevin Wight, The Wee Review
There is no way you can go to a Rose Matafeo show and not have fun ★★★★ Kate Stone, Funny Women
Rose Matafeo – Horndog
Venue: Soho Theatre
Dates: 17th – 29th September
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Florrie Sheehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 598 7222