Taylor Glenn: A Billion Days Of Parenthood (Taylor Glenn)
By Bruce Blacklaw | Published on Sunday 14 August 2016
Taylor Glenn is an English-based American, former psychotherapist and mother to a three-year-old girl. The latter fact forms the core of this funny, perceptive and ultimately warm show. Through chapters loosely illustrated by onstage props, the journey is laid out, from footloose pre-partner days (a large bottle of gin which – quite correctly – recurs throughout) through conception, birth and the daunting prospect of actually being responsible for a wee human. It’s smartly observed and littered with great lines; enough dark edges to avoid mawkishness, yet gentle enough around the, er, less glamorous bits, regularly finding the funny with a healthy dose of affectionate ribbing for the fundamental uselessness of dads. Well worth booking the babysitter for.
Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]