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Intolerable Side Effects
Claire Parry (London, England)

Diane is a millennial rabbit. She's keen to find love but she's not keen to have a litter. At the GUM clinic she's advised to take 'Celery' as a form of 'Vegetation Separation'. But Celery causes some bizarre and unpleasant side effects, hindering her dating and sex-life significantly more than it helps. Join Diane as she generously and hilariously shares her trials and tribulations, from dating to female grooming to contraception - but will there ever be a revolution?

Intolerable Side Effects is an absurd, comic and poignant exploration of the darker side of contraception through the eyes (and ears) of the inimitable Diane.


"For a piece to have such a profound effect on this hardened theatre critic's political stance, and for it to simultaneously provide such a stream of delightful belly-chuckles, it must be doing something right." (FringeReview) 

"A hilarious take on one of the most stark issues in the lives of modern women” **** (Wee Review)

"Parry’s keen eye for detail allows her to reap the full comic potential”  ****(Feminist Fringe Review)

“Irrepressible” **** (The List)

“Claire Parry is a standout” TheSpyInTheStalls

“Lithe and precise mime” Scotsman

55 mins

Age suitability: 12+

Audience Warnings: Adult Themes

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Mercury Theatre (Studio) 


Friday 21st Oct / 19:00

Saturday 22nd Oct / 17:30

Sunday 23rd Oct / 16:30


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