Intolerable Side Effects

Theatre (clown, physical theatre)

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  • ZOO Southside - Studio
  • 18:35
  • Aug 26
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Claire Parry
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Strobe/Flashing Lights, Audience Participation and sexual content
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Millennial-female-clown rabbit Diane wants to find love but she's having some serious problems with her contraception. She finds herself in the GUM clinic being advised to take celery as a form of "vegetation separation". However, celery causes some bizarre and unpleasant side effects for Diane who finds that it hinders her dating and sex life significantly more than it helps... An absurd, comic and poignant exploration of the darker side of contraception through the eyes (and ears) of the inimitable Diane. 'Claire Parry is a standout' (

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access via rear entrance, 10 steps from street if not taking accessibility entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
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Brian Rust 84 days ago

LOVED it. Diane the Bunny wins you over the second she gets on stage. It’s easy to call Claire Perry a gifted physical comedian, like a Bunny Mr Bean, but she’s more than that, with a new surprise each minute and a ton of heart. So good!

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 86 days ago

Claire Parry plays Diane – a rabbit trying to find love, yet suffering with the numerous inconvenient side effects of contraception. Exploring the topic of contraception through the eyes of a rabbit is certainly an imaginative idea, and one that stimulates the minds of the audience. Although this is a...

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The List (4/5 stars) 87 days ago

Rabbit-based sex shenanigans...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 93 days ago

It takes a lively mind to come up with the idea of combining rabbit behaviour and clowning techniques to explore the adverse issues surrounding contraception but Lecoq-trained artist Claire Parry throws herself into the enterprise as bouncing bunny Diane in this sweetly hand-crafted show. ...

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The Feminist Fringe (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

Parry demonstrates a strong capacity for character acting and engages her audience with the structure, comedy, physical theatre, and musical flamboyance in her show. Every laugh in the show is accessible – from the physicality, to the gendered tropes, and clever word play throughout. An evening of hilarity awaits.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

This production opens and within a short space of time endears the protagonist to the audience. Diane is a rabbit, and all she wants to do is, well, have sex. But she doesn’t want to end up with ‘a litter’. So separation of vegetation must be done. And of course,...

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