Get Your Life Back!

Theatre (on demand, new writing)

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  • [email protected] - Season 4
  • Watch onDemand (available from 6 August)
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Queen Mary Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Scenes of a sexual nature and violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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It’s been years since anyone has been allowed outside, mandated by the Executives. The only chance to return to normality is the game show groovier than bottled water. It’s time for this season of 'Get Your Life Back!' Watch as contestants, who never meet one another in person, vie to be the most popular and most deserving of returning to a normal life plus a hefty cash prize. Hosted by the one and only Clive Valentine, who will win? Who deserves to Get their Life Back? The choice lies in your hands...

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Chad Childers 32 days ago

I tried to enjoy this, really give it a chance, but we just couldn't finish watching it. The intro video was pretty good, but the actual show just wasn't funny, audio wasn't good enough to understand, no subtitles, and just not interesting.

2nd From Bottom 38 days ago

Satire on modern reality/games shows and quite a number of other targets too. Full review here:

Tallulah Flanjee 40 days ago

5 stars for this quirky comment on reality TV. Well cast and well-developed characters!

Nic Lawton (co-founder of Expial Atrocious theatre company) 41 days ago

"What are you looking at? I'm deprived of caffeine!"

This was such a fun show and I had a great time watching it. Tom Lafferty's Clive Valentine really stayed true to the classic gameshow host aesthetic, was every flavour of cringe and I loved it.
Amidst the cheesy comedy and quips, I liked how this show went against my expectations and went on to comment on popularity in a digital age, expectations of the gaming community and even how shows like this and the media are littered with subliminal messages. It was like the love child of Black Mirror, The Circle and They Live brought to life in the form of a student-led theatrical film.
'Get Your Life Back' presented an array of colourful characters, from miserable housewife Mrs Cinnamon (expertly played by Jasmine Donaldson), to the cutesy arts student Brucette Wavey (Maya Barter). I particularly enjoyed the back and forth conversations between the characters and getting to hear what they really think versus what they actually say to each other. (Especially between Mr Cinnamon (Edward Langley) and Jolene (Amy Evans), it really cracked me up.) The facial expressions and false smiles said it all in these moments, and it really highlighted the differences in each character but also the relatable qualities audience members may share with them.
Also, two words. Projectile gin. Hilarious.
I have to give a huge shoutout to Tali Stowell's character, Debbie McGee, who was an absolute riot and a joy to watch. She had me laughing out loud and I'm sure we've all met someone like her. Her delivery was hysterical and her vibes were immaculate. Great job.
This show also had a banging soundtrack, the classic 70s graphics and the editing was commendable. It's not easy to edit a show like this and keep the pace up, so well done to everyone involved with that.
The bloopers were a nice addition to the end of the show as I thought this would be a fun project to be a part of, and there is no way you could keep a straight face with some of the dialogue they were coming out with. It was hilarious, relatable and brilliantly done. I hope you're all proud of this!

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