Underbelly Cowgate (Iron Belly), Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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. Do Our Best follows our anti-heroine as she tries to navigate her numbness in search of her own tribe of women.
In a last-ditch effort to fend off eternal unhappiness, a young woman attempts to achieve her Entertainer’s badge for the fourth time. Hogtied by her inescapable insecurity and her desperate wish to belong, Sephie kicks and drags her way through life. As she tries to change her story, she must show herself a kindness she has never yet managed to muster. This is 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. From the multi-award winning original producer of Fleabag and last year’s smash-hit Edinburgh shows Angry Alan and Square Go, Do Our Best explores the destructive nature of feeling untethered.
Thursday 1st – Sunday 25th August 2019 (not 12th), 14:50