Review: My World Has Exploded A Little Bit

Review: My World Has Exploded A Little Bit

It’s both a lecture and a life-changing series of events, the story of losing your parents while teaching an attentive audience how to cope with and ultimately conquer grief. Mortality management, as Bella Heesom calls it. My World Has Exploded A Little Bit is a gut reaction to the devastating news that she receives time and time again, but also a detached observation that can be rationally analysed and countered with an appropriate action plan. Grief comes along unexpectedly and affects us all differently.

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Interview, Adam Scott-Rowley, “We wanted to see how far we could push it without it becoming caricature”

Interview, Adam Scott-Rowley, “We wanted to see how far we could push it without it becoming caricature”

For more details about This Is Not Culturally Significant, please see my accompanying news article and review from the Vaults Festival.


This Is Not Culturally Significant was a highlight of this year’s Vaults Festival. Adam Scott-Rowley delivers an exposing performance that simultaneously shocks and slays his audience. What’s more, he is entirely naked for the whole thing. Now it has quickly transferred for a three-week run to The Bunker and judging by its current reception will only transfer onto bigger and better things in the near future.

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Brighton Fringe Review: Blocked

Brighton Fringe Review: Blocked

If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. That’s Laura Curnick mantra anyway. Stand-up comic, her career is taking off until she melts down on stage, confronted by the fact that she can’t have kids. Caroline Byrne’s Blocked charts Curnick’s journey through three separate stand-up gigs, from mocking mothers, pregnancy and children to lamenting that she can’t experience any of them herself.

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