The Geek Shall Inherit...

Hattie Snooks has staged an existential crisis, and somehow humour and song only enhanced this portrait. A one woman show based around a day pulling a sickie watching science fiction, The Geek Shall Inherit is a first solo venture for Snooks, who is 1/8th of Brighton’s beloved theatre troupe Clap Back Club and therefore certainly not new to the scene.

Perfect for the Sci-Fi lovers out there

A musical based around the experience of a woman in love with Mad Max, Star Trek and Buffy, this production was an insight into a hidden world of Geekdom, superhero pyjamas and all. An openly autobiographical work, Snooks bases the show on her past self struggling with anxiety and theatrically plays with the fine line between self care and self destruction. With themes around comforting obsession, and mental ill-health as a generational hand me down, there is certainly much to relate to with this production. The original music was a highlight. Sometimes I'd Rather Be A Werewolf refers to the anguish of menstruation and Dear Future Child humorously addresses the climate crisis and the dilemma of having offspring in our times. The Geek Shall Inherit (a title remastered from the bible quote “the meek shall inherit the earth”) is a loud and proud showcase of the reality of a Sci-Fi nut, carried excellently through song, which was very much its main strength.

It's not surprising that Hattie has landed herself a record deal this year with her excellent ability to produce funny and brilliant music for us to enjoy. This show is perfect for the Sci-Fi lovers out there. As theatre and Star Trek are rarely mixed it certainly was a first for me, and Hattie Snooks has landed on her feet with her debut one hander and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what Hattie Snooks does next. Bravo!

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Reviews by Billie Eliot Turner

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In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will hide on the sofa from her responsibilities, demons, and forces of darkness. She is... a right mess.

From 1/8th of Clap Back Club (Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award Winners 2018 and 2019) comes a one-woman musical comedy that uses parody and pastiche to glorify technobabble, explore the connection between menstruation and lycanthropy, and declare mad, passionate love for a certain Lieutenant Reginald Barclay III. Join our hero as she revels in her favourite geek shows, occasionally bursts into song and slowly learns how to human.

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