Innit NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(38 Reviews)
Positive
68%
Mixed
32%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Quirky, Relevant, Edgy, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Set in 1990s working-class Manchester, this solo show follows brash teenager Kelly Roberts as she visits a psychologist. 

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (38)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
952 Reviews | 387 Followers
79
Funny, Great acting, Coarse, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You’re interested in learning more about the life of a UK blue collar teenager.

Don't see it if You just can’t sit through one more biographical one person show.

539 Reviews | 1877 Followers
71
Intelligent, Disappointing, Flat, Relevant

See it if You like one person shows that reveal inner thoughts. It’s a therapy session basically. Ok, but not riveting.

Don't see it if You like high drama or conversational shows.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
85
Absorbing, Riveting, Underrated, Unexpected, Thought-provoking

See it if you believe in the power of therapy & want to watch a recalcitrant teen (from working-class UK) drop her guard & discover her vulnerability.

Don't see it if you need high production values to satisfy your theatre appetite; you expect a comedy. [There's humor, but this is a mostly serious affair.] Read more

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
80
Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a concise, slice-of-life drama w/some comedy that shines a light on borderline mental illness. You want a great acting performance.

Don't see it if You don't like slice-of-life plays. You don't like 1-actor plays. You'd prefer a lighter subject matter.

315 Reviews | 71 Followers
73
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You want to get into the mind of a blue collar teen living in Manchester and like quirky one woman shows. Very high energy performance.

Don't see it if I think the vernacular and humor were alien to NY audiences and the performer could never quite get her groove. I’m sure this affected her.

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
66
Entertaining, Dated, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You like one-person shows investigating the UK, working class, teenage girl experience.

Don't see it if You want a show with a point or a purpose. The message seemed to be "life is hard."

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
75
Entertaining, Edgy / raunchy / vulgar, Quirky but clever & funny, Well-staged & lit, Relevant / thought-provoking

See it if Closes tomorrow: SEE IT right before "Get the Boat". Both part of #IrishWomenWrite @ Soho Playhouse.

Don't see it if ...more to come...

254 Reviews | 137 Followers
65
Clever, Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You would like to a teen's angst

Don't see it if You want an arc or a second act

Critic Reviews (8)

BroadwayWorld
August 3rd, 2018

"A true understanding of why therapy can help so many people, even if they are just offered the ear of a person who is willing to listen...What is so interesting about this play is the transformation Kelly goes through from beginning to end...Such a touching, entertaining play that gives a face and name to people all over the world suffering from mental illness...Also, kudos to Forde for doing a one-woman show and keeping the audience engaged the entire time. That's not an easy task!"
Read more

TheaterScene.net
July 16th, 2018

"Filled with colorful descriptiveness, it’s short on plot and reaches a bleak conclusion. Running 50 minutes it holds the interest...Forde’s staging is simple and effective. She is artfully positioned throughout the presentation in various areas of the small stage...'Innit' is an entertaining character study energized by Colette Forde’s ferocious performance."
Read more

Theatre's Leiter Side
July 12th, 2018

"'Innit' fails to a considerable degree from the lack of directorial shaping…Kelly's monologue, delivered almost entirely in an underwhelmingly disconnected tone, is frequently accompanied by a disdainful, goggle-eyed, mouth agape expression (like 'duh'). There's no plotline at all, merely the ongoing confessions of an alienated girl with implausibly adroit verbal skills…We understand the girl's pain but, because of Forde's monotonous delivery, feel none of it on a gut level."
Read more

DC Metro Theater Arts
July 12th, 2018

"While Forde’s adult face belies her credibility as a youth, and the show’s ending comes with unexpected suddenness, her performance is a tour-de-force of teenage angst...Well acted, poignant, and relevant. But, as is often the case with experimental Fringe work, each could benefit from more development, a less abrupt conclusion, and a better-integrated design."
Read more

Diandra Reviews it All
July 12th, 2018

"Many plays promised to tear my heart strings, but 'Innit' actually did...Brilliantly written, directed, and starred by Forde...In this world, the poor become jokes and symbols of human indignity, but 'Innit' is a play that reveals it is not easy to keep self-love and hope when you simply cannot afford to live...Forde is MAGNIFICENT...Although 'Innit' can be hilariously witty, its strength lies in its ability to show the everyday tragedy of economically 'getting by' but dreaming of stability."
Read more

StageBiz.com
July 13th, 2018

“I laughed like an unblocking drain and then totally choked up as we got to know this broken bird with foul tongue and fragile heart...Forde is an Irish playwright, director, producer and actor of this one women tour de force and excels in every area. Her characterization of a 15-year old on the brink of implosion is riveting. Her storytelling style is fast paced, funny and ferocious...Totally mesmerizing! The writing is exceptional...It is wonderful to witness a performer so on top of her craft."
Read more

T
July 12th, 2018

"There was, from my perspective, no deficiency of authenticity. And Forde’s talent as an actor was cemented when her endearing grit kept circling around my head on the way home...Forde also penned the script, which never really fully took us on the rollercoaster ride we wanted, and, aside from the final, affecting moments, we pined for more poignancy to offset the often one-note, acidic rants. In the end, though, Forde’s formidable stage presence made it worth the trip."
Read more

S
July 12th, 2018

“A stellar, fifty-minute play...A mission to redefine the preconceived association of ‘weirdness’ surrounding the quintessential psychologist session...Structured as a monologue, unraveling the mental disruption that is common across the teenage spectrum...Forde successfully conveys such a powerful message while incorporating 90s comedy and vulgarity, establishing a profound analysis of the mechanics of the adolescent psyche.”
Read more