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Catherine Tate to portray Eva Braun and Edith Piaf

Catherine Tate is to star in a new Sky Arts comedy, Psychobitches, a 30 minute comedy as part of the Playhouse Presents series for the channel.

Rebecca Front, Sharon Horgan and Katy Brand will also star in the all-female production by Tiger Aspect that sees some of history’s most famous women psychoanalysed in the psychiatrist’s chair and shines a spotlight on their psychoses and obsessions. From Beatrix Potter who believes the animals really are talking to her, to Judy Garland, copying with her bi-polar mood swings and singing compulsion to Eva Braun, who needs help for her seriously questionable taste in men.

Rebecca Front plays the therapist, Catherine Tate as Eva Braun and Edith Piaf, Sharon Horgan as Jane Austen and Frieda Kahlo, Katy Brand as Joan of Arc and George Eliot, Sheila Reid as Mother Theresa, Sam Spiro as Mary Whitehouse and Judy Garland, Selina Griffiths as Beatrix Potter and Andy Nyman as Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

“Psychobitches has to be one of the most exciting ensembles of female comedic talent and Andy Nyman. I’m so excited that Jeremy Dyson has decided to get to direct a TV comedy for the first time,” comments Ben Cavey, Executive Producer, Tiger Aspect.

“The team of writers – Jeremy Dyson, Laurence Rickard, Simon Carlyle and Morwenna Banks, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie- have created a brilliantly unique and original way of interpreting the sketch genre. And with the brilliant Pippa Brown at the helm as producer, this is a truly exciting collection of talent that Tiger Aspect are extremely pleased to have brought together.”

Playhouse Presents series continues every Thursday 9pm on Sky Arts 1 HD.