Autumn Theatre Season 2019
World premieres, Edinburgh transfers and returning Soho favourites - a new season of surprise and subversion.
Cassie Workman is probably the most experienced newcomer to comedy in the country, owing to the fact that she previously performed under another name. She has recently returned to the stage after her transition, and is making waves.
Created by the multi-award-winning comedian Cassie Workman, Giantess is a story of self-acceptance. Interweaving music, comedy, storytelling and illustration, Cassie’s one-person-show explores the anguish of coming to terms with a gender identity that doesn’t match your body.
After being abducted by a troll, a girl must realise her destiny, and escape. What lies beyond his kingdom is a mystery, so she will need the strength of a giantess.
‘a compelling storyteller…heart-wrenching and revelatory, charming and funny, proud but self-effacing.’★★★★ Chortle
Cassie Workman is a former RAW comedy winner who went on to win the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Award and has since been seen on Channel 10’s It’s a Date and Die on Your Feet, as a contributor on Tom Ballard’s Tonightly Show on ABC and in her series So You Think You Can Trans which picked up thousands of views and shares online. Cassie has also joined the writing teams of ABC’s Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and was head writer on the cult favourite Aaron Chen Tonight.
Giantess was nominated for Most outstanding Show at 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won Best Show at Sydney Comedy Festival. Cassie has been nominated for Best Comedy Performer at this year’s Helpmann Awards in Australia.
'Cassie Workman’s new one-woman show is remarkably and charmingly… deeply-felt comedy… dotted with tiny jewels of jokes… but in concept much bigger – and better – than the sum of its jokes.'
'Raw and powerful.'