Cautionary Tales For Daughters
Presented by Fair Warning. Following its London run at the Jermyn Street Theatre in Picadilly.
Tales of the hapless, feckless and foolish stand as warnings in this comic, “razor-sharp” new show which features live music and animation.
Meet Cherry the Amazing YoYo Girl, an obsessive dieter caught between gluttony and vanity; Chanel The Labelled Girl, whose criminal obsession with designer clothes leads to her grisly demise; and fickle Princess Sylvia who only realises she could have had anything and anyone when it’s just too late. Arabella Dair discovers that youth, looks and cheesecake are soon gone, but cyberspace goes on and on. Careful what you share folks!
“Think Hilaire Belloc does Caitlin Moran… gut-punchingly beautiful” - The Times
"Witty, razor-sharp, satirical songwriting delivered with confidence and class. Utterly contemporary." - The Stage ****
"The show is dark without ever being heavy. The songs are beautifully sung and Holt makes us laugh as well as think. She is constantly navigating the balance of comedy and truth and that is the show's success." - Broadway Baby ****
"Beautifully sung and hilarious with an underlying blackness” - Edinburgh Reporter *****
“Tanya Holt is a fierce satirist… behind her whimsy and humour there’s a sharp bite.
There’s beauty here too; ‘Ip Dip Sky Blue’ about indecision plaguing a woman to a lonely old age, turns playground rhymes into modern fairytales. It’s a message we have heard often enough but not often with such wit and warmth” - Tim Bano, Edfest