Sweating the Small Stuff
  • By Elaine C
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  • 27th Aug 2021
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  • ★★★

Writer and director Annabel Lunney used the inspirations from anonymous submissions to create the play Sweating the Small Stuff. Why do we worry about so much in life that has been thrust upon us through the media platforms, our peers, and our families? Why should it impact our daily life so much? These questions and many others are addressed.

Peer and media pressure are not a new concept.

Although peer and media pressure are not a new concept. Lunney raises these questions through the cast as to why do we listen to any of this and feel duty bound to conform to at least one of them. They is absolutely nothing in written in the law to say we must follow these rules!

The cast explore many topics through music, dance and directly addressing the audience about the small things that we sweat about. Opening sanitary towel packets in public toilets, online dating and how you decide on the one to choose when the next might be a better option, how much is too much body hair and where it should be along with various other small things that are considered by people subconsciously every day.

York DramaSoc performance is funny, upbeat, and entertaining. Many of the themes they address during the performance will resonate with the audience. This piece has the potential to be expanded, edited, and become a fun educational performance for young adults. Letting them know that the Small Stuff they Sweat over, will be shared by thousands of other people too.

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Ever wondered what little things other people worry about? The sort of thoughts that buzz around our heads but don’t feel big enough to voice? Maybe yours aren’t so different from everyone else's. Inspired by anonymous submissions, Sweating the Small Stuff is a light-hearted but thought-provoking, collaborative play that explores some of the strange and funny stuff people sweat about on a daily basis. Here, nothing is too small to sweat.

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