If you’re feeling a little tired or lonely at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, getting a ticket for Roisin Crowley Linton: Teenage Kicks will turn your day around. Even if you’re having a great day, it will make it better.
Roisin Crowley Linton: Teenage Kicks is a feelgood hour, in spite of the tears which may fall. Roisin is one of those people who exude love and kindness. This is probably reflected by her day job – supporting young women in Bristol who need the support to realise their potential.
On stage Roisin is a story teller, a truth teller, a poet, a comedian and a burlesque dancer. As a girl from the North East, Roisin intertwines her experiences alongwith the young women she supports.
There is an endearing pride which radiates. Apologetically. Whether it be of her upbringing or each of the young women who she supports. It is beautiful, and uplifting to witness.
And Roisin creates the same bond with her audience. Introducing those she knows, engaging with those she doesn’t and creating a bond with Tim. Roisin has discovered conversation which the audience are happy to get involved with, and this is maintained throughout the performance.
Creating poetry of her life and supporting others to create poetry, the passion Roisin has for life translates seamlessly to the stage. Creating the humour and reality in the challenges which face young women and stepping up to the mark in leaving the audience with a message. This is a performance which is about being happy about who you are, and there’s no doubting that Roisin Crowley Linton is walking the talk.
Disclosure: This review is part of media accreditation for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. All views and opinions contained are my own.