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Broken Fanny (Emma Jerrold / Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Broken Fanny Ed2016

Had your first baby, planning to? Then you’ll enjoy Emma Jerrold’s original work, ‘Broken Fanny’. If not, you can still appreciate her cleverly written, albeit familiar, narrative of a first time mum navigating the expectations set by perfect “Scandi” friends, or just from her front door to a cafe with her baby. In a desperate search for her maternal instinct, all while plotting escape and hearing voices, Jerrold toys with confessions that in retrospect seem quite dark with quirky fun. I liked her paranoid interactions with Google and in another scene, a well lip-synced opera aria. The least successful part perhaps was the title reference, which felt like an afterthought, but on the whole it’s a sincere and amusing piece.

theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jane Berg]