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Rosie Jones: Backward (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

As we enter the theatre we find Rosie Jones already onstage, headphones on, dancing without a care in the world! Much of her material is sexual in nature with very strong language, leading me to the opinion that the age recommendation of 14+ is simply too low for this show. Using her cerebral palsy as the basis for many of her jokes, Jones certainly isn’t afraid of laughs at her own expense, yet she also shows great vulnerability and gives the audience a real insight into living with a disability. This quickly turns to laughter again, but as she puts her headphones back on and exits the stage, her thought-provoking message remains with us.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natalie Holman]