A musical comedy that asks why we seek happiness elsewhere.

Half-hearted waitress Elsa works in a cafe, eavesdropping on overly-earnest coffee chats, regretful memories of the night before, and exhausting tales of the rat race, as she struggles to make sense of a world that doesn’t feel like her own.

In this musical comedy, Isobel Rogers seamlessly transitions between character comedy, hilarious satirical songs, and off-the-cuff stand-up to transform into characters who conceal their truth. With her unique lyrical songwriting, Rogers finds deeper meaning in our everyday obsessions and aspirations, asking us to question what it means to be a young woman today.

1hr 00m
The Vaults
14 — 18 Feb 18:15
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About the company

Isobel Rogers
Isobel Rogers is a writer, singer and actress. She graduated from Warwick University with a B.A in English Literature before taking her M.A in English literature specialising in poetry and music and its use in theatre. She has worked as a researcher for Radio Four Drama and has been artist in residence at Camden Roundhouse for two years. Highlights have included sup-porting artist Camille O Sullivan and The Tiger Lillies. She is also a member of The Young Writers Lab at Soho Theatre.

Sara Joyce
Sara recently directed Dust by Milly Thomas which will transfer to Soho Theatre in February. Previously she directed The Scar Test by Hannah Khalil at Soho Theatre. Sara was resident director at Almeida Theatre and resident assistant director at Soho Theatre. She has worked with Dominic Dromgoole, Claire van Kampen, Pan Pan Theatre, Rupert Goold, Richard Eyre and Steve Marmion. Her production of three short Beckett plays at Old Red Lion earned her an Off West End nomination for Best Director.

Artistic Team
Directed by
Sara Joyce

Press & Reviews

Loco London Comedy Film Festival

Victoria Wood is irreplaceable but Isobel Rogers is the next best (and big) thing.

BBC Radio 4 ( Jessica Dromgoole)

Brilliant, incisive, talented and witty - a cool satirist of an untargeted breed

A Younger Theatre

★★★★ A mix of brilliant wit and clever song-writing […] complex, funny, and moving.