It's Britney, Bitches

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A memorable hour of cabaret theatre

It’s Britney, Bitches is a verbatim exploration of Britney super fans across the globe. With live music, dungarees and a whole host of pink lighting; the show is a bold and glitzy evening soiree into the deepest and darkest corners of the fandom.

Claire and Jonno make for a charismatic duo, bouncing off one another with sharp timing and an admirable confidence. The (somewhat inebriated) audience has a lot to say about Britney, and their quips are seamlessly incorporated into small moments of improvised genius.

The show adopts a varied form – with a glorious menagerie of quizzes, dance routines and, of course, singalong opportunities to educate us with all things Britney. If you weren’t already indoctrinated into the Britney cult, you certainly are now. Claire and Jonno make a point to remind us of exactly what Britney has done for us: the friendship, the solidarity and, of course, the bangers. Just think; if Britney can overcome 2007, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.

For a show entitled It’s Britney, Bitches, there is a surprising poignancy to its narrative. Amidst sequences of utter foolishness appear stark reminders of her mental health struggles and past addictions. The show is mindful of her humanity, working to portray her as an individual rather than an ethereal idol. However, the stark contrast in genre means there is often an ambiguity with the shows intentions – is it a comedic celebration or is it an exploration into the negative impacts of fame? The very fact that it could be both means that it ends up being neither.

That said, It’s Britney, Bitches is a memorable hour of cabaret theatre. And, if you were doubtful as to which household celebrity name makes an anagram of ‘Presbyterian’, this show certainly holds the answers.

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It's Britney, Bitches is a new verbatim piece about the fans of international superstar Britney Spears. Leave Britney alone! This show follows the story of fans of Britney along with some of your favourite songs. Stories of coming out, addiction and abuse and, most importantly, Britney Spears.

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