Katy Berry: Diamond Goddess Crystal Pussy

With riotous stand-up, jaw-dropping improvisation, smashing vocals, enchanting storytelling, sparkles and bubbles, Diamond Goddess Crystal Pussy is jam-packed with delights. It is a gig like no other I have seen.

Jam-packed with delights

Katy Berry is one of Poseidon’s many demigod children: possessing both goddess and human qualities. She journeys to tap into her inner goddess whilst accepting her human fragility, in a three-step magical ritual enacted for the audience’s own healing.

Each step forms a new chapter of the show, with segments of improvised song and stand-up. Throughout the performance, we form a magical bond with Berry: confessing our darkest secrets, which she hysterically turns into raps, musical theatre numbers, and powerful pop songs. The musical ad-libbing is astounding. Her vocal tone is soulful, powerful, and highly impressive, hitting a high range with ease.

The stand-up portions of the show are sometimes accompanied by Berry’s pianist (and Billy Joel impersonator) Adrien Pellerin. The music adds an ironic layer of drama and sophistication to her glorious climaxes (particularly because they’re so naughty). Her persona may be a magical goddess, but her feelings are deeply relatable. And her tales of awkward childhood mischief are ludicrously funny.

Berry wants us all to unapologetically give our goals and dreams a chance, even if they fail. In her extravagant - borderline psychedelic - manifestation rituals, she uses song and confession to bring everyone together in an uplifting party atmosphere. A personal highlight of mine was when I told her I wanted to be the most famous person in the world, and she sang a song about it.

Whatever you do, go to see Diamond Goddess Crystal Pussy. And please take your dad.

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Katy Berry grew up on Long Island, the land of Billy Joel and baked clams, but she never fit in. After a staggering revelation that her mom slept with Poseidon in the 80s, it finally makes sense: she's been a demigoddess all along! Now Katy's done doing human shit and out to help other repressed goddesses unleash their power. Known for her work with Fringe favourites, Baby Wants Candy, Berry's solo debut is a feel-good mix of hilarious storytelling, jaw-dropping improvised songs, and magical surprises that make Diamond Goddess Crystal Pussy a must-see experience.

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