How To Be Glorious

A transformational show about making things happen in your life, finding a second chance at happiness in middle age and seeing a way out of the shadows into the sunshine.

Cat tells the story of Faye, a restless 44 year old housewife who finds a trapdoor in her house with a secret staircase beneath. She escapes suburbia into a world of fantasy lovers, dark forests, moonlit lakes and glowing lanterns. Her desire? To be glorious. And for a feisty heroine in supermarket knickers, that’s quite an adventure…

How To Be Glorious is something different – a compelling, deeply personal show that touches hearts and moves minds. Funny, sexy, joyous, fiery, uplifting, but rooted in the reality of midlife, this is truly entertainment for grown ups.


‘Cat is always entertaining, often surprising and challenging, but more than that she is inspirational, and with How to Be Glorious she is all of these’  -Francesca Kay, Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival

Audience feedback:

‘I am 44 and am in need of a trapdoor! Thank you for making me feel glorious!’

‘A marvellous tale told in a delicious way: it reminds people how it is beautiful to become yourself by your own and with love.’

‘Wow! What can I say? All sorts of truths, feelings stirred up. Beautifully spoken and absolutely fascinating.’

‘Heartfelt. Incredibly well observed and experienced. Thank you for saying exactly how it feels.’

‘We completely identified with this magical story. Our lights are glowing bright.’

‘Thank you Sister x’

‘Wonderfully inspiring and thought provoking. Beautiful singing. Glorious!’

‘Fantastic. All women should hear it.’


Duration 60 – 70 mins