Ruth Bratt

Ruth Bratt

Ruth is an improviser, comedian, actor, writer and the short half of double act Trodd en Bratt. She is rapidly becoming a middle class cliche who likes to bake and knit. Ruth is in Showstopper! The Improvised Musical currently in Edinburgh and about to embark on a West End run. www.theshowstoppers.org


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Naked hypocrisy

Misogyny is misogyny, says Ruth Bratt, whether it comes from the mouth of Donald Trump or is directed at his wife.
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I Make the Best… Gravy

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Ruth Bratt reckons she has it nailed when it comes to making gravy. Don’t tell her mum, though.
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National Allotments Week: “I want an allotment!”

Ruth Bratt often daydreams of having an allotment, but decade-long waiting lists, Black Death fingers and a lack of plant know-how are holding her back.
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An anti-feminist… made me a feminist

Standard Issue writers explore when they knew they were feminist. It took an old-school Tory dicksplash and a desire to work to make Ruth Bratt’s alarm go right off.
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Who is she kidding?

So if you haven't got kids, you've got less of a stake in the future? Andrea Leadsom may have dropped out of the race to be PM, says Ruth Bratt, but she's helped reveal some universal sexist truths in politics.
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The witches of breast milk: pitting women against women

We don’t all have to agree with each other, says Ruth Bratt, but let’s not fall to infighting.
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Why I ❤️ letter-writing

A sext is all well and good, says Ruth Bratt, but nothing says I love you like the smell of ink on paper.
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On the other hand…

On National Lefthanders Day, Ruth Bratt talks about the sinister, the righteous and bloody tin openers.
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Rated or dated: Fatal Attraction

Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. As news of a TV series emerges, Ruth Bratt finds out if time has made Adrian Lyne’s 1987 psychological thriller more palatable than boiled rabbit. WARNING: Contains spoilers.
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Cards on the table

The third series of House of Cards appears on Netflix tomorrow. Ruth Bratt can hardly wait.