Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

Theatre (comedy, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
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A show about getting lost and getting found. Diana Dinerman was a history professor on a PhD track, specialising in a niche area of Modern Dance history… then she became a stand-up comedian. Then life fell apart! She took a leap, fell on her face, and found her way to her feet. Detour is an inspiring comedic play about finding your path in unexpected ways. Both witty and insightful, Detour mixes exposition with editorial, humour with heartbreak, feminism with femininity – Diana Dinerman has her finger on the pulse of women rising.

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  • Accessible entry: Level access into the space. There is a slight lip on door frame.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Alistair Russell 87 days ago

Excellent show, thought provoking and funny. Thank you, Diana

Amanda Taylor-Beswick 87 days ago

A hilariously funny and skilfully crafted performance that will leave you feeling comfortable with not knowing what to do when knowing what to do is what you think you need. An EdFringe MUST see!

Howard Hackney 87 days ago

We chose this show as it fitted a time slot that was free - but are so pleased that we did. Thought provoking, engaging and amusing in equal parts. A must go to show.

John R Simpson 87 days ago

A very moving story which becomes compelling listening. Revealing and thought provoking.
Highly recommended.

Hermien Vos 89 days ago

Diana’s one woman show is about the (un)intended detours she took to get where she is now. Her show is funny, introspective, honest and compassionate. It is as much about changing one’s mind as it is about integrating all that we are and becoming. In this show the universal is exemplified by the particular, and in that way Diana’s story becomes our story. A story in which all the steps we take allow us to grow into ourselves.

Miriam Adcock 91 days ago

I saw "Detour" on Wednesday. I didn't know what to expect but loved it. The show flew by - I was mesmerised by Diana's story - it was mostly storytelling, but with humour, dance and voiceovers/video/pictures. It had elements we could all relate to in our personal lives - let's face it - how many are now in the career they thought they'd be in when they left school? Brilliant show - highly recommend it. Thought provoking, entertaining, lots of laugh-out-loud moment and brilliantly performed.

Robin Fetsch 92 days ago

This was a beautifully written and meaningful show--surprisingly meaningful no matter what your age or personal situation. Funny and thought-provoking. Diana has a gentle charisma and told her story with wonderment and self-awareness, not anger or regret. You really must see will not be disappointed and you might just come away with some personal thoughts on your own possible "Detour".

Jane Jelenko 95 days ago

Detour is a tour de force. Diana Dinnerman's one woman show is funny, absorbing, and inspirational. The group that attended the show with me loved it and felt that she was connecting to each of us as her story resonated with our respective stories. Isn't that what theater is supposed to do? Loved it!

Robin Matthews 104 days ago

This is a wonderful show with humor and emotional insight. Highly Recommend!

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The F Word 85 days ago

Dinerman’s anger and exploration of how she has created many of her own barriers is refreshing and honest, and Detour is a show I believe everyone would benefit from seeing.

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Mumble Theatre (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

We smiled, we laughed, we were enthralled as we took the life journey with her; we came along as she visited spiritual lodges in South America where groups whose quest to become healers and gain insight into human concerns were enhanced by the use of plant drugs. She had started by looking like a tiny typist, but ended up nothing short of a shaman sitting in the lotus position meditating and answering questions about life. I can’t tell you just how inspirational and powerful an effect this show has on you – you’ll just have to go along and experience it for yourself.

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Voice Mag (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

Its an inspiring and captivating story. Her performance and acting is commendable and I was enthralled from beginning to end. Go see this and you might learn something invaluable.

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Bouquets & Brickbats (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

"Detour is Diana Dinerman’s account of how her life has taken unexpected turns: from dancer to historian to stand-up comedian. In this solo show, she charts the twists and turns of the path she’s trodden, using modern dance as an illustrative technique. [...] if you enjoy soul-searching with a dash of comedy, this could just be the show for you."

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The List (4/5 stars) 103 days ago

Life-affirming show from engaging ex-academic...

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