The great migration south from the Edinburgh fringe begins this week. Over at Shoreditch Town Hall you can catch Civilisation, Jaz Woodcock Stewart’s heart-breaking dance-theatre piece about a woman grappling with grief. Meanwhile Soho’s Autumn season includes Karim Khan’s Edinburgh hit, Brown Boys Swim, but kicks off with Haley McGee’s Fringe First winning solo, Age is a Feeling. It takes as its starting point the suggestion that we are only properly an adult from the age of 25 when the brain is fully formed. After that it’s a countdown to death. Nobody will be saved. So we better make the most of it before it’s too late. It’s a show which knows exactly what it’s doing and how it’s doing it, and it is prepared to take its time so that it turns the screws before it pierces the heart.
Age Is A Feeling wrestles with our endless chances to change course while we’re alive. A covert rallying cry against cynicism and regret. A call to seize our time. From Haley McGee (‘fearless, raw talent’ Canadian Broadcasting Company), creator of the sellout play The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale and author of a memoir by the same name (published by Hodder & Stoughton). This never-the-same-twice show is directed by Soho Theatre’s Associate Director Adam Brace (Liz Kingsman’s One Woman Show, Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats) with scenic design by Zoë Hurwitz (winner, 2019 Linbury Prize for Stage Design) and lighting design by Daniel Carter-Brennan (Liz Kingsman’s One Woman Show). Age Recommendation: 16+
Age Is A Feeling returns to Soho Theatre following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Bold, funny and poignant, Age Is A Feeling play offers a rallying cry against cynicism and a dose of life-affirming motivation. Written and performed by Haley McGee, this dazzling production scooped up multiple five star reviews during its original run from publications such as the Guardian and the Telegraph. Never the same twice, Age Is A Feeling is a truly unmissable theatre experience. Get your Age Is A Feeling tickets in London now.
Inspired by hospices, mystics and trips to the cemetery, Age Is A Feeling explores all the mysteries, changes and rites of passage in an adult life. Specifically, yours. Age Is A Feeling celebrates each step on the journey from your twenty-fifth birthday until your death and invites you to do the same. Inventive, witty and never the same twice, Age Is A Feeling demonstrates how our relationship with mortality shapes the way we live.
Alone and barefoot on the stage, Haley McGee is your guide on this journey, working with the audience’s input to tell stories from the rapidly approaching future with wit and wisdom. Come experience Age Is A Feeling for yourself at Soho Theatre and discover why the Fringe Review called it “the best thing I’ve seen at the Edinburgh Fringe”.
Age Is A Feeling is written and performed by Haley McGee. McGee is an award-winning writer and actress who has worked with the BBC, The National Theatre Studio and BBC Radio 4, and whose solo shows have toured 11 countries and received multiple five-star reviews. Her last solo show, The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, is now available as a published memoir.
Age Is A Feeling play is directed by Soho Theatre’s Associate Director Adam Brace. It features scenic design by Zoë Hurwitz and lighting design by Daniel Carter-Brennan.
Age Is A Feeling has received glowing reviews from a wide array of publications. The Guardian called it “an astonishing dive into the future”, whilst the Telegraph called it “a tender, wry, wise, gut-wrenching monologue”. The show also received four and five-star reviews from The Financial Times, Fringe Review, Time Out, The Scotsman and The Independent.
Age Is A Feeling returns to Soho Theatre for a limited run between 14 February – 11 March 2023. Soho Theatre has a history of championing new and exciting pieces of writing, commissioning Age Is A Feeling and developing it with McGee before its celebrated Edinburgh Fringe run. This is the second time that Soho Theatre will host Age Is A Feeling, originally staging the production in September 2022.
With such a limited number of performances and so much praise from respected publications, tickets for Age Is A Feeling are going to be in hot demand. Don’t miss out on this moving, affirming look into the future – book your tickets today with Stagedoor.