Who's Been A Good Girl In This One-Woman Play?

Good Girl, Trafalgar Studios ★★★★☆

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Who's Been A Good Girl In This One-Woman Play? Good Girl, Trafalgar Studios 4
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Teenage angst is the order of the day in coming-of-age one woman show, Good Girl; a nostalgia fest for female 30-somethings who grew up in the UK in the 90s. From caking on Body Shop White Musk spray and dribbling over Patrick Swayze in Ghost, to working out what on earth an orgasm is — and how on earth you'll know when you've even had one.

But ABBA medleys and witch craft vigils aside, the character GG also explores darker sides of herself. Anxiety, anger, out-of-control emotions, the desire to be good in contrast to the desire to feel 'something', and being made to feel like she's too much, but — at the same time — not enough.

And how does one woman reenact two decades worth of experiences in one hour with just a spotlight and podium, you ask? In a brilliantly engaging, funny and heartfelt way that has the whole audience taking a passenger seat in the story of her life.

Both written and performed by the vivacious Naomi Sheldon, the play has come to the West End after a critically-acclaimed spell in the Edinburgh Festival last year.

Good Girl, Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, SW1A 2DY, from £20. Until 31 March

Last Updated 09 March 2018