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Joanna Neary: Youth Club


“A touching story, hugely entertaining and original.*****” – Latest 7

“As engaging an hour of comedic storytelling as you are likely to find.****” – Fringe Review

Where do you go when you’re 15, bored, living in a backwater and it’s 1987? In renowned character comedian Joanna Neary‘s delightful, hilarious story of teenage longing, crushed dreams, weak squash and table tennis, there’s only one answer.

“Quirkily told and beautifully written…Neary mines those teenage years for the ultimate embarrassment.****” – Chortle

‘Youth Club’ is a brand new, one-person character comedy (including four songs and one dance routine) about growing up in a small town that once had industry where now there’s none. Based on a true story that chimes with absolutely everyone who is, or ever has been, a teenager, it will make you hoot with delight and cringe with embarrassment. Boasting a cast of “many memorable characters” (Exeunt Theatre Magazine), all contained in Neary’s talented yet diminutive frame, it is ideal for small theatres, arts centres and rural venues.

“Both sympathetic and hilarious…A compelling mixture of stand-up, one-woman show, and storytelling……simultaneously innovative and entertaining.****” – Exeunt

Hailed by ‘The Times’ as “A Twenty-First Century Joyce Grenfell”, Joanna Neary is a highly-regarded character comedian, also known to millions of loyal fans all over the country for her role as Judith in the hit BBC series ‘Ideal’. Her four previous Edinburgh sketch shows won rave reviews, and a nomination for Perrier Newcomer in 2004. ‘Youth Club’, co-written with Joseph Nixon and with additional material by Brian Mitchell, sees her develop her multiple character acting and story-telling skills in her first full-length, one-person comedy.

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