Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out
Thursday 22nd June 2023
£14 Adv £16 Door
Nigel Osner takes a quizzical look at those no longer young. On the one hand are daunting realities and cruel setbacks, on the other there is more self-confidence and we might learn what’s best for ourselves. There’s a lot of humour but with a bitter-sweet edge. Nigel illustrates his theme with original songs and stories by male and female characters. These include Gerald who is having a taxing night out in central London; a rich designer who falls for his hunky gardener; the man who ignores a wheelchair-bound woman until he needs a wheelchair of his own; and the woman driven mad by her companion on a river cruise. Melodies are by various composers, sometimes even by Nigel.
Nigel has performed the show at the Edinburgh and other Fringes, in many London venues and by request.
‘Osner’s characterisations are well drawn and excellently performed. The writing is clever with plenty of wit and humour even in the darker elements of his stories.’ The Musical Theatre Review
‘Nigel is an excellent writer and, in each of the short scenes, he manages to bring real life to the character and the situation they find themselves in.’ London Theatre 1
‘Witty, bitchy, achingly sad and, finally, strangely uplifting.’ Broadway Baby
‘A beautiful piece of solo work’ Fringe Review