Royal High School Bath alumna takes top reviewed comedy to the West End

Rhiannon Neads is a very funny woman. So funny, in fact, that her comedy is winning national awards and helping to change the landscape of comedy across the UK.


Rhiannon, who spent her school years at the Royal High School Bath, is one half of the comedy duo, Stiff & Kitch. She and her comedy partner, Sally O’Leary, both studied acting at prestigious drama school, LAMDA, but upon graduating decided to take a different path and since 2016 have been making waves (and hit shows) on the UK comedy circuit.


Stiff & Kitch’s self-deprecating musical stand-up show, ‘Adele is Younger Than Us’, took Edinburgh by storm at the 2016 Fringe Festival, with a sell-out run that was repeated in 2017. A tour of UK and Ireland followed, as did a Comedy Award at the Vault Festival 2017, with reviews stating that the songs were “hysterically funny” and that it is “eye wateringly funny…this may just be the perfect show”.


The duo continued to write and work on various projects over the last two years and earlier this year were named winners at the 2018 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards, giving them the chance to perform at the Underbelly Festival in April. Most recently, to celebrate Adele turning 30, the pair revived their most successful show to date and performed to crowds at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre, which Broadway World described as “perfectly executed modern musical comedy”.


Away from the world of Adele, Stiff & Kitch recently released their first music video, called “The Facebook Song”, which has been viewed over half a million times, and Rhiannon was recently named Runner Up in the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2018 with her first TV script ‘Hitched’.


Rhiannon is so grateful for the support that her friends from RHS have given her and loves seeing them in the audience at her shows. Everyone at RHS and the GDST are thrilled at Rhiannon’s success and we can’t wait to see her star rise higher and higher.


To learn more about Stiff & Kitch or to find out when their next shows are, please visit