Rhona Cameron

The Naked Drinking Club
  • The Naked Drinking Club

  • 'It was dark when I came to. What woke me was the cold and the water on my legs. I was doing spoons with Scotty, me behind him. We were on a beach. We didn't speak for the first minute, we were so disorientated. I had to genuinely think very hard about where I was. Then I remembered I was in Australia.'

    It's the late eighties and 24-year-old Kerry has been drifting aimlessly through life in Edinburgh. Rarely having plans of any kind, she gets drunk and things happen: sex, drugs, parties, relationships, and, when she's really pushed, work.

    Setting off on a hastily arranged visit to Australia, Kerry packs only three items of clothing, a pair of flip-flops, two hundred pounds and her young persons' work visa. Soon broke, hungry and homeless, she joins ART, a likeable but mismatched band of travellers who sell dodgy oil paintings door-to-door in the suburbs. Young, beautiful and free, they drink wildly and live for the moment.

    Embarking on a riotous road trip together, their lives become deeply entangled, and the drinking spirals out of control. Eventually, Kerry is forced to admit that her journey to Australia isn't quite what it seems ...

One of the best stand up comedians in the UK, Rhona made an impact on the comedy scene in 1992, winning Channel 4's new comedy award. A decade of sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows and tours in the UK, Australia and New Zealand followed. TV appearances includes Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and The Frank Skinner Show. Rhona has also hosted four series of BBC2's pioneering Gaytime TV and in 2000 starred in her first BBC sitcom series, Rhona. In March 2002 she joined the West End cast of The Vagina Monologues, before heading off to the Australian jungle for the massive ITV hit, I'm A Celebrity-Get Me Out Of Here. Her much-repeated "Sometimes we're all like that" speech is now part of television folklore and earned her a 'TV Moments of the Year' award. Her memoir, 1979: A Big Year in a Small Town, was published in 2003. Rhona still lives alone in an overpriced, substandard flat in North London. She is in the physical shape of a thirty-year-old, but is much older. She plays in defence for Camden F.C. Nothing else matters quite so much.

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