I am the Bastard Daughter of Engelbert Humperdinck is an original one-woman show by Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Michelle Deines.
Bastard Daughter premiered at the 2013 Vancouver Fringe at the Firehall Arts Centre, and more recently was re-mounted at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in November 2015. Click here to see more photos.
“I laughed! I cried!” – Plank Magazine
“A lot of fun, and with an underlying poignancy that is well-earned. Humperdinck should be proud!” – Vancouver Sun
“I fucking LOVED I am the Bastard Daughter of Engelbert Humperdink! It’s funny, it’s heart wrenching, it’s genuine, it’s lovely.” – Morgan Brayton
Nominated for the Vancouver East Cultural Centre’s Cultchivating the Fringe Award, 2013.
Ten-year-old Kathy must help out at meetings of the Engelbert Humperdinck Fan Club, Montreal Chapter, because her mother, is Secretary. Kathy begins to nurse a secret obsession with Engelbert, who seems to be the best candidate to help save her family from imminent collapse. As her obsession grows and she struggles to cope with the growing conflict around her, the ladies of the Club prepare for the upcoming Engelbert concert, where they will crown Engelbert “King of Romance,” contend for the coveted on-stage kiss, and build life-saving friendships along the way.
Bastard Daughter is based on true stories from Kathryn Kirkpatrick’s childhood.
I am the Bastard Daughter of Engelbert Humperdinck
Written and performed by Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Co-Written & Directed by Michelle Deines
Stage Managed by Rebecca Mulvihill
Set Design by Sean Malmas
Lighting Design by Darren Boquist
Costume Design by Amy McDougall
Sound Design by Robert Mitchell
2015 Publicity & Production Photos by Emily Cooper
2013 Publicity & Production Photos by Chuk Foto