Too Young to Stay In, Too Old to Go Out by Nigel Osner
Nigel Osner takes a quizzical look at the challenges and opportunities for those no longer young. On the one hand, there are daunting realities and cruel setbacks. On the other, you can learn what’s best for yourself, find ways to make things work and have unexpected victories.
In the show, Nigel examines dating, love, work, holidays – even the gym! The show is for everyone, but it is particularly aimed at a slightly older audience. There’s a lot of humour but with a bitter sweet edge.
Making simple costume changes, Nigel illustrates his theme with original songs and stories by male and female characters. These include Gerald who is having a taxing night out in central London; a rich designer who falls for his hunky gardener; the woman driven mad by her companion on a river cruise down the Danube; and a fading star on an endless tour.
- ‘Witty, bitchy, achingly sad and, finally, strangely uplifting’ Broadway Baby
- ‘This is a beautiful piece of solo work’ Fringe Review
- ‘he manages to bring real life to the characters and the[ir] situation ‘ London Theatre 1
- ‘Excellently performed, clever with plenty of wit and humour’ Musical Theatre Review
Highlight reel for the show, concentrating on some of the more light-hearted aspects.
Nigel Osner has previously performed the show in the Brighton Fringes 2018 and 2019, the Camden Fringe 2018 and at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington. Once a practising barrister, then employed at the Ministry of Justice, he is now a performer, actor, lyricist and writer. In London he has appeared at venues like the Other Palace Studio, the Crazy Coqs and the Pheasantry. For his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Angel to vampire!’ he was described by the Scotsman as ‘tremendously talented and very entertaining’; and was subsequently nominated for excellence in new writing by the Buxton Fringe.
Too young to stay in, too old to go out! will be Sweet Novotel. 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE (Venue 188). 2-18 Aug (expect 12) at 17.45.