Rose Matafeo is going to be huge ★★★★ Alice Jones, The I
Matafeo is an astute, often hilarious observer of millennial life ★★★★ The Telegraph, Rupert Hawksley
Another storming set from a woman whose neuroses, intelligence and flamboyant sense of her own ridiculousness make her a near-perfect comedian ★★★★ Brian Logan, Guardian
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
Comedy Award Winner Rose Matafeo has announced two one-off performances of the critically applauded, award winning show Horndog at the Leicester Square Theatre on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th July, following two sold out runs of the Best Show of 2018 at Soho Theatre. Presented in association with Berk’s Nest and directed by Phoebe Bourke, tickets can be found at leicestersquaretheatre.com.
A whirlwind of stand-up, sketch and mid 20s angst, Horndog has enjoyed successful performances around the world with sell-out shows at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and a Barry Award nominated run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, before being crowned Best Show at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards. 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.
A regular face on television, Rose wrote and starred in the three part series Rose Matafeo: Temp for Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps, she has featured on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV 1), Unspun with Matt Forde (Dave), Ultimate Worrier (Dave), Hypothetical (UKTV), and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4) in the UK. In New Zealand Rose was the head writer and star of Funny Girls (TV3), a regular on panel show 7 Days (Three Now NZ), and has written and starred on New Zealand comedy show Jono And Ben At Ten (TV3, NZ). Rose has acted in BBC One’s W1A, BBC Three’s web series Pls Like and Climaxed, and is currently filming the feature film Baby Done which is set to release in 2020.
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT ROSE MATAFEO
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
Wonderfully clever and heartwarming ★★★★ Veronica Lee, Arts Desk
Venue: Leicester Square Theatre
Date: 25th – 26th July
For more information please contact: Florrie Sheehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 598 7222