• 29
  • 07
  • 2024
  • 07.30
  • pm

Blue Balloon Theatre presents Picking [lounge]

Please note this is an 18+ Event

“Picking” is a love letter to the overthinkers, worriers, and the anxiously attached. Through the eyes of Catherine, audiences will journey through her experiences with mental health, obsession, friendships, and the often awkward world of sex and dating. It spotlights the challenges of being a twenty-something adult when self confidence and emotional stability feels like an impossible puzzle.

“I don’t need a man to validate me. I just need myself. Self love, guys! Am I right? Self love. Love thy self. That’s my new era. The era of self-loving, living and laughing. F*** everyone else.”

From vagina charts to giant gnats taking over the world, Catherine confides to the audience her thoughts and actions over the course of one weekend when her flatmate is away at her boyfriend’s and she is left to her own devices. Anxious and alone with only Malcolm the ginger cat for company, she grapples with the idea of giving a “nice boy” a chance and her curiosity for dating women, while also chasing a desperate need for validation from men, the audience and most importantly herself.

Written by Amelia Slater
Directed by Selina Helliwell
Produced by Blue Balloon Theatre