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Innit NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (38)

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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

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.

Critic Reviews (8)

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!"
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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 character study energized by Colette Forde’s ferocious performance."
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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 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."
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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 development, a less abrupt conclusion, and a better-integrated design."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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.”
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