Intolerable Side Effects – Colchester Fringe

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Showing on:
Sun 23 October 2022
Age Guidance:
Adult themes

Diane is a millennial rabbit. She’s keen to find love but she’s not keen to have a litter. At the GUM clinic she’s advised to take ‘Celery’ as a form of ‘Vegetation Separation’. But Celery causes some bizarre and unpleasant side effects, hindering her dating and sex-life significantly more than it helps.

Join Diane as she generously and hilariously shares her trials and tribulations, from dating to female grooming to contraception – but will there ever be a revolution?

Intolerable Side Effects is an absurd, comic and poignant exploration of the darker side of contraception through the eyes (and ears) of the inimitable Diane.


“For a piece to have such a profound effect on this hardened theatre critic’s political stance, and for it to simultaneously provide such a stream of delightful belly-chuckles, it must be doing something right.” – (FringeReview) Highly Recommended
“A hilarious take on one of the most stark issues in the lives of modern women” – Wee Review ****
“Parry’s keen eye for detail allows her to reap the full comic potential” – Feminist Fringe Review ****
“Irrepressible” – The List ****
“Claire Parry is a standout” – TheSpyInTheStalls
“Lithe and precise mime” – Scotsman

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