Thursday, February 29

Being Posy – Four in a Bed Theatre

Being Posy is a coming of age performance by 18-year-old Posy O’Rourke, filmed in her bedroom and accompanied by self-written music. She explores the themes of coming out and growing up in a light-hearted and friendly way, which resonates with the audience despite some of us being well past our teenage years!

Posy jumps between monologuing to the camera and singing with an array of instruments in a style reminiscent of Eliza Doolittle. I’m not sure how this would translate to the stage, but it feels fitting in a bedroom setting, and similar to a YouTube vlogger. It’s fresh and honest, and at just under 12 minutes long, an easy watch.

Posy certainly has a lot of potential at her young age and has successfully adapted to the online theatre challenges of this year’s EdFringe. Although there is only so many ways of filming in a bedroom, it works really well for this performance, and doesn’t feel out of place like so many other theatre shows. I look forward to seeing what she does next.

Reviewer: Poppy Stewart

Reviewed: 23rd August 2020

North West End UK Rating: ★★★★