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Intolerable Side Effects (Claire Parry)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2019

Claire Parry plays Diane – a rabbit trying to find love, yet suffering with the numerous inconvenient side effects of contraception. Exploring the topic of contraception through the eyes of a rabbit is certainly an imaginative idea, and one that stimulates the minds of the audience. Although this is a solo show, the additional character of Gary has the audience in stitches, as Parry switches between characters and puts on a sexy French accent. Unfortunately, throughout the show there are several transitions which are somewhat clunky, affecting the flow of the performance. ‘Intolerable Side Effects’ uses clowning and theatre in quirky and unusual ways to make some very important points about contraception.

Zoo Southside, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natalie Holman]