Stop Trying to be Fantastic

Stop Trying to be Fantastic

Are you living your best life? Nailing it? Smashing it? Crushing it…? No? Me either. ‘Stop Trying to be Fantastic’ is a story about suffering, and the lengths we go to to avoid it. It charts one human’s attempts to win at life via a range of adventurous mistakes. It’s about getting stuck between what we owe to each other and what we owe to ourselves. From award-winning writer/performer Molly Naylor (Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You, Sky One’s After Hours) comes this lyrical and funny spoken-word show about ambition, altruism and how to be medium good. Molly Naylor is a writer, performer and director. She is the creator and co-writer and creator of Sky One comedy After Hours. Theatre work include Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You (writer/performer), My Robot Heart (writer/performer) and LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! (writer/director). Her debut poetry collection Badminton is published by Burning Eye. She is the co-director of sell-out storytelling night True Stories Live. 'Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing’ – The Guardian Produced in association with Inn Crowd Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre. Performance part of Shropshire Oktoberfest. www.shropshireoktoberfest.co.uk

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I am a wheelchair user and find it difficult to go to the theatre to enjoy a good film or take in a 'bit of Culture' now and again.Flicks in The Sticks brings a lot of joy to so many people who otherwise would miss out.

Sue Macdonald

Totally loved 'The boy who bit Picasso' It was so heartwarming, funny and made me nearly cry at the end! Totally inspired me and makes me want to make theatre!

Kate Johnston

I heard the Ensemble Sakhioba and want to say what an extraordinary experience it was. A really remarkable performance - thank you for bringing them to Shropshire and I'm glad you achieved a very full audience for them.

Anon

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K.L.

Living in 'the sticks' limits access to the larger cinemas, consequently Flicks is a lovely way of seeing fairly recent films, without the hassle of planning a journey beforehand. Long may it last.

Lesley and Chris Pimm-Jones

A really enjoyable experience. Friendly atomosphere and heart warming film (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) Would love the chance to do it again. What a good idea for community spirit.

J L-Lakelin

Looking forward to showing films again this season. Like putting on a favourite winter coat!

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