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IT'S MY FUNERAL AND I'LL THROW GLITTER IF I WANT TO

Comedy

Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Wee Room
AUG 3-15 at 21:55 (60 min)
 
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After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel Marmion has decided to throw her own funeral, glitter and dancing and all, rather than waiting for her untimely death to occur. Probably from an exploded appendix, since that pain in her stomach is definitely not gas. And everyone's invited!

An intimate look at mental illness and the fear of dying alone, but in like- An uplifting, funny way!

'Marmion’s beautifully emotional script and goofy awkward energy help to make this a heartwarming and super enjoyable show.' - aussietheatre.com.au

'IMFAITGIIWT (the official acronym) is like stepping into Isobel’s bedroom for a girly sleepover, sharing her deepest darkest secrets, fears and feelings, and watching her give birth to a three-litre bottle of milk full of glitter. It then goes out with a glorious, pyjama-clad, boss-shoe wearing bang.' - We Know Melbourne


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September 24, 2016 We Know Melbourne
Fringe Review: It’s my funeral & I’ll throw glitter if I want to
As an independent woman, taking charge of one of the most significant, and well let’s face it, last, major events of one’s life is a pretty huge, albeit important task. So, ‘after a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel Marmion decided to throw her own funeral (fancy dress and lots of glitter) rather than wait for her untimely and obviously impending death from one of the many illnesses she’s currently suffering from…’ which she goes on to list at the start of her aptly-named show.

Pre-show we are warned to brace ourselves for what is described as an ‘intimate look at mental illness and the fear of dying alone, but in an uplifting, funny way’ – this was delivered loosely wrapped around what comes across as an intimate 50 minute long confessional.

From this description, and as the show unfolded in front of us, it became clear that it was less about the funeral, and more so about Isobel’s very real struggle with mental illness – balancing bipolar disorder in a society which demands high function, something that Isobel appears to have a hold of in the way that someone might throw forward jokes to cover up awkward and uncomfortable moments.

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there.

IMFAITGIIWT (the official acronym) is like stepping into Isobel’s bedroom for a girly sleepover, sharing her deepest darkest secrets, fears and feelings, and watching her give birth to a three-litre bottle of milk full of glitter.

It then goes out with a glorious, pyjama-clad, boss-shoe wearing bang. Click Here

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