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I’m Thinking Of Leaving Facebook (Lolly Jones)

By | Published on Monday 18 August 2014

Tales of boyfriend stalking and inappropriate work selfies probably sound familiar to a lot of us who use Facebook. Lolly Jones’ comic monologue shows off her considerable writing talent, providing a day-by-day commentary on life as a temp at Westminster, with some great descriptions of over-privileged peers and bureaucracy-mad colleagues. The slideshow also helps the pace, punctuating the story with the increasingly undesirable results of personality quizzes such as ‘Which Tellytubby are you?’. Things start to get uncomfortable when the ‘true’ story takes a darker turn and the descriptions get a little too close to the bone. Still, Jones effectively taps into our collective hysteria around social media, even if it does become more morality tale than funny story by the end.

Laughing Horse @ Free Sisters, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Laura Gavin]