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Innit

From 38 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 (38)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Quirky, Relevant, Edgy, Thought-provoking

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...

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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
86
Absorbing, Great acting, Poignant, Brave, Edgy

See it if game for an intense, layered, bravura solo act conjuring hard times as a scrappy, lonely Manchester teen from a broken home in the '90s.

Don't see it if you've a very hard time with accents or crass language or you need ensemble cast, resolution, or attractive sets or elaborate scene changes.

During previews
79
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a solo show-a case study of a teenage girl from a dysfunctional family, are familiar with British slang terms

Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding a heavy British accent & are unfamiliar with the county's slang, & are offended by description of sex acts

Also The acting was great. It was difficult understanding some of the Briti... Read more Read less

During previews
77
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy, Gifted young actress

See it if You enjoy new talent in a adolescent angst one woman show in a small intimate theater.

Don't see it if You hate small off broadway theaters and prefer fluffy plays or musicals.

During previews
70
Intense, Raunchy, Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if a one woman show about a troubled teenage Irish girl living with her mom in Manchester in the 90's is something of interest to you

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and fluffy. Show ran 55 minutes and needed all your attention to get the crux of the matter

During previews
80
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You are unfazed by British accents and terminology. (I lived in the U.K. so I didn't have problems, but can't speak for others.)

Don't see it if You dislike one-person monologues and have no interest in working-class life in the U.K.

During previews
71
Intimate, Introspective, Slow, Reflective, Awkward

See it if you want to delve back into the 80s through the life of a reflective teenage character; you enjoy one-actor, memoir-ish plays

Don't see it if you are triggered by emotional and sexual abuses; you are off-put by actors who are clearly not teenagers playing teenagers

During previews
80
Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Intense

See it if You want to see a standout performance by a fine actor. Difficult but authentic subject matter.

Don't see it if If you object to crude language.

Also I believe that the musical bookends to the piece were unneeded and too... 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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