Do Our Best
Written and Performed by Remy Beasley.
From Francesca Moody, the multi-award winning original producer of Fleabag and last year’s smash-hit Edinburgh shows Angry Alan and Square Go,
Do Our Best is a devastating comedy from the exciting new voice of Welsh writer Remy Beasley (Stella, Sky One; Paines Plough Roundabout Season 2016), directed by Fringe First award-winning director, Hannah Banister.
In the wake of her mother’s death, Sephie, a self-obsessed 30-year-old, finds herself back in the sanctuary of the Girl Guides.
In a last-ditch effort to fend off eternal unhappiness, she attempts to achieve her Entertainer’s badge for the fourth time. As she tries to change her story, she must show herself a kindness she has never yet managed to muster.
Do Our Best follows our anti-heroine as she tries to navigate her numbness in search of her own tribe of women. A story about grief, the complex nature of mothers and their daughters and the valiant pursuit of living when nothing makes sense.
Remy Beasley is one to watch as her heartfelt and hilarious observations avoid trite clichés and instead expose the dark underbelly of emotional isolation. Do Our Best explores the destructive nature of feeling untethered.
"A powerful guided tour of grief"
The Guardian ★★★★
"Beasley exquisitely turns her and our emotions on their head... Her comic sense is extremely acute and there’s great interaction with audience members."
The Stage ★★★★
"Beasley's writing, raw and truthful, is given room to soar."
A Younger Theatre ★★★★