photo by Marc West
The Good Delusion (2014 & 2015)
Tina has made a religion out of being good. She takes herself to church, becomes an international athlete, even trains to be the ideal girlfriend. But despite her efforts to be the best at everything, the imp living inside her lies, steals and is hellbent on scuppering her grandest plans. Now Tina must unravel her own Good Delusion, and unmask the real villain…
‘Tina combined lyrical ease and sharp wit to create a captivating script….utterly enthralling’ ***** edfringereview.com
‘Superbly realised story and an eminently relatable piece of theatre.’ '**** sabotagereviews.com
Inspired by Mary Oliver’s poem ‘Wild Geese’ which completely blew my mind with the first line ‘You do not have to be good’. I was so damn tired of trying to be good and failing that I wrote this show to work out my options.
It had two full runs at Edinburgh (2014/15), and I also performed it at Oxfringe, Barnes Fringe, Wantage Literary Festival and to my utter delight, Burton Taylor Studio at the Oxford Playhouse.