INTOLERABLE SIDE EFFECTS
SERIOUS ISSUE. FUNNY SHOW.
★★★★ The List ★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ Feminist Fringe Review
Highly Recommended FringeReview
Diane is a millennial rabbit. She's keen to find love but she's not keen to have a litter. At the GUM clinic she's advised to take 'Celery' as a form of 'Vegetation Separation'. But Celery causes some bizarre and unpleasant side effects, hindering her dating and sex-life significantly more than it helps. Join Diane as she generously and hilariously shares her trials and tribulations, from dating to female grooming to contraception - but will there ever be a revolution?
Intolerable Side Effects is an absurd, comic and poignant exploration of the darker side of contraception through the eyes (and ears) of the inimitable Diane.
"For a piece to have such a profound effect on this hardened theatre critic's political stance, and for it to simultaneously provide such a stream of delightful belly-chuckles, it must be doing something right." (FringeReview)
'Claire Parry is a standout' (TheSpyInTheStalls.com)
Watch this space for future performances.
Claire is keen to promote discussions around contraception, sexual health and mental health among audiences and the wider community. The links between the effects of hormonal contraception and mental health should also be considered carefully and addressed accordingly since so many women suffer from negative side effects. Alongside her show, Claire is therefore also offering workshops to young people at the age of considering contraceptive methods to explore how they can approach and communicate on questions of sexual health and consent and consider carefully what choices are available to them. Claire is able to adapt workshops according to the needs of the group; please get in contact if you would like to discuss holding a workshop in your school or community.
In the meantime, there is an AWESOME contraception comparison website, The Lowdown, here.
And there is now a trial for a male hormonal contraceptive gel - that's exciting! Start your internet rabbit hole into the matter here.
P.S. Why is there a hormonal contraceptive for squirrels before men?
An interactive clowning and music filled interrogation of power.
Be there. Be played with.
You are the orchestra.
★★★★★ “Mesmerising clowning and physicality” Express
★★★★★ “Incredibly unique and a whole lot of fun” Bookmarks and Stages
★★★★ “Hilarious, bold & shrewdly clever masterclass in interactive physical comedy” FringeBiscuit
★★★★ “Claire Parry is masterful” TheatreWeekly
★★★★ “Fantastic comedy timing” VoiceMagUK
"phenomenal performance" Chortle