Katy Brand and Sharon Horgan are part of the star-studded ensemble cast of a new one-off comedy for Sky Arts.
Hot on the heels of previous Playhouse Presents entry The Snipist from Matt Holness, the 30 minute show entitled Psychobitches features comic legend Rebecca Front (The Day Today, Knowing Me Knowing You) as a psychotherapist interviewing historical female figures.
Brand will feature as both Joan of Arc and George Eliot, whilst Horgan will portray the dual roles of Freida Kahlo and Jane Austin. Also set to appear on the couch are Catherine Tate as Eva Braun, Sam Spiro as Mary Whitehouse and Judy Garland, Selina Griffiths as Beatrix Potter, Sheila Reid as Mother Theresa and Andy Nyman cross-dressing as Sarah, wife of Abraham!
The comic lineage continues with the show’s director – one quarter of The League Of Gentlemen, Jeremy Dyson – who also co-wrote the show alongside Laurence Rickard, Simon Carlyle, Bert Tyler-Moore, George Jeffrie and Morwenna Banks.
Psychobitches airs on June 21st. We’ll keep you peeled if the current one-off is given a full series commission, or is granted a dvd release.