Fan/Girl

Theatre (comedy, absurdist)

Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+
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Description

It's 1998. Geri Halliwell is leaving the Spice Girls, David Beckham is wearing a sarong and somewhere in England a 10-year-old girl is pretending to be Eric Cantona. Absurd, optimistic and joyful, Fan/Girl is a tongue-in-cheek ride through adolescence against a backdrop of nineties football. Award-winning comedian Bryony Byrne's debut show, directed by Ben Target. Expect playful audience interaction, 90s bangers, stupid comedy and drag.

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Ian Jones about 5 hours ago

A fab little comedy show about schoolgirls who wanted to play football in the 1990s. Written before England won the Women’s Euros, it tells a familiar story of lack of opportunities for girls compared to boys. There’s a lot of light-hearted audience participation and it’s a highly enjoyable way to spend an hour, although the show is not suitable for children.

Kevin M 2 days ago

I really enjoyed this show, without knowing what to expect when I went in! It's a playful, touching yet poignant solo show, about the life of a 10-year-old football fan in 1998, having to face confusing gender-based rights-of-passage changes. She is guided through these challenges by the spirit of Eric Cantona and the results are funny & heartwarming. Audience members can take part if they are lucky!

Alex 5 days ago

I was apprehensive, being someone who couldn't care less about football, but it quickly elevated itself beyond simply a football show. Talking about gender and sexism against a backdrop of late 90s nostalgia, with some of the most fun (non-humiliating!) audience participation I've seen at a show, making the audience feel like we're all in on the same party. Absolutely great, can't wait to see more from Bryony.

Amanda Doughty 6 days ago

Loved this show. Loads of very funny audience participation to beautifully illustrate the points made in the show. Very heartfelt and funny. Bryony is confident and super talented and really really nice too.


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Telegraph (4/5 stars) 1 day ago

Charming, nostalgia and timely

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