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Innit

From 37 member  reviews
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.  More…

'Innit' explores the angst and scorched heart of the Kelly as she unwittingly discloses a heart-breaking, empowering story. She's bold, vulgar, and broken. But that’s really none of your binnis, innit?


Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Quirky, Relevant, Edgy, Thought-provoking
73
Avg Score

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.

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.

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.]

Also This is an adroitly written and poignantly acted one-woman show that r... Read more Read less

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.

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...

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."

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

77
Clever, Dated, Edgy, Hilarious, Profound

See it if If you want to see a one woman show about therapy. The teenager has angst but this is ignored causing the ending. No spoilers...

Don't see it if You dislike one act or one person shows.

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.

82
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You appreciate realistic insights into a brash working class English girl presented no holds barred with humor and finally heartbreak.

Don't see it if You can't handle thick working class English speech. I couldn't catch every word, but I always knew where she was coming from.

70
"manchester, u.k." accent alert!, Moving, Uneven, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you like solo shows & a coming of act monologue on teen angst, anger, "acting out" where, amid the F-word, a troubled soul reveals her pain

Don't see it if you dislike foreign accents + British slang [wanker, jizz, willy, etc.] that can be difficult to follow -- or if teen angst bores you

Also Born in Feb. 1983, Colette Forde, 35, is portraying KELLY, a young tee... Read more Read less

77
Great acting, Relevant, Raunchy

See it if you go in expecting uncomfortable humor that is meant to convey a strong positive message.

Don't see it if you have a hard time with Manchester accents or references, you expect a hilarious comedy sketch, teenage sexuality and angst upsets you.

56
Edgy, Accent difficult to adjust to & understand, Too bizarre

See it if if you want to be confused and wonder WHY someone would want to share this story.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained and feel good when you leave theater.....

60
Quirky, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you like one-person shows, no matter the story

Don't see it if you've seen enough one-person shows to expect a tighter, less monotone story and some kind of arc/realization

76
Entertaining

See it if you’re interested in a well made slice of life one woman show

Don't see it if it doesn’t sound interesting to you

71
Troubled girl paddles upstream

See it if you support developing artistry. This could be a tight, moving one-woman show with some work. It’s mono-pacing is often too slow.

Don't see it if you have no grasp of Manchester, UK accent or slang you will suffer.

Also The beginning and end must be more tightly integrated; right now they ... Read more Read less

69
Begins promisingly but quickly devolves into monotony & is directed at a glacial pace ...

See it if you are documenting plays of teenage angst.

Don't see it if it will bother you if the 50 minute running time seems like 90 very slow minutes. This was a difficult to sit through disappointment.

75
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny

See it if You like one-woman plays, you enjoy British accents, you're not looking for a big production.

Don't see it if You have trouble with thick accents, you don't like teen angst, you want something polished.

Also If you go see this, please be aware it's a tiny theater, so if you're ... Read more Read less

65
Edgy, Quirky, Slow, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You really like one-person monologues and have an interest in teenage angst

Don't see it if You prefer light entertainment over an interesting but uneven show heavy on pain and despair.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You’re interested in coming of age stories, everyone's, not just your own

Don't see it if If you find teenage angst a bit tiresome

77
Funny, Edgy, Juvenile

See it if You enjoy teen angst topics

Don't see it if You don't enjoy one-woman shows

Also The acting was pretty on point and relevant to many teen girls

91
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you want to see a clever young woman perform a semi-autobiographical piece about her struggles with growing up Irish and poor in Manchester.

Don't see it if you don't like 1 woman shows or are put off by some raunchy language and a British accent.

Also The actress is very talented and really takes aim at teaching young pe... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Quirky, Relevant, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You enjoy quirky teenage humor with an undertone of deep hurt.

Don't see it if You desire to see a full show. This is more of a work in progress.

During previews
79
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Intense, Raunchy

See it if you are intrigued by raw and real conflicts in emotional development of lower middle class Caucasian teenage girl in Manchester, England

Don't see it if you prefer light comedy, musicals, or large cast and set and standard Broadway length performances, or are not interested in teenage girls

During previews
69
Relevant, Absorbing, Intimate, Solo show, Uneven

See it if You like solo pieces and are i interested in the inner lives of teens.

Don't see it if Are offended by language or sexual references.

Also Imagine the unevenness will smooth out with more performances and bett... Read more Read less


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 a...
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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 cha...
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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 on...
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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 deve...
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