Oh look, 2016 Fringe First Award winners Sh!t Theatre again. What is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again?
No, it’s a show about Dolly Parton. We f*cking love her.
Following the award-winning sell-out hit Letters to Windsor House – which was named one of Time Out London’s top ten theatre shows of the year – Sh!t Theatre – Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit – return to HOME with their bold new show. It’s about country legend Dolly Parton, cloning, branding, immortality and death.
DollyWould enjoyed a 100% sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and comes to HOME on its nationwide tour fresh from a four-week off-West End London run.
Sh!t Theatre also make a welcome return to Manchester following their recent collaboration with Contact Young Company She Bangs The Drums performed at Manchester Museum of Science & Industry in March 2018.
★★★★★ “The two performers bring to the show such sincerity, likeability and genuine liveness that you almost feel as if you could jump up on the stage with them and they would just carry on performing around/with you… Theatre like this is anything but sh!t.” – Upstaged Manchester
★★★★½ “There is madness all the way through this show, but there is method in it… Cleverly bonkers.” – The Reviews Hub
“Put together with bags of imagination… It’s great fun, but you’ll be lucky to get a ticket.” – British Theatre Guide
“There’s much to enjoy from DollyWould… I Would. Well I did.” – Honorary Manc blog
★★★★ “Bold, bouncy and bonkers… There is plenty to enjoy here and lots of laugh-out-loud moments which just add to the madness… You also can’t fault the pair for their fresh, energetic and comedic performance, who, like the audience, just have fun with the piece.” – Frankly My Dear
“Louise [Mothersole] and Rebecca [Biscuit] have continued adding to their burgeoning reputation in theatre land by producing another avant garde, kooky, off the wall hit… Maybe it is just a show about Dolly, her greatest assets and a sheep. Even if it is, it is still worth watching!” – Caught in the Act
“At the very heart of this show is the warmth and connection between the performers… They reflect on being nearly 30, thankfully they seem to be finding a way to navigate maintaining their individual identities while preserving the magic that is Sh!t Theatre. ” – Live Art Alive
“A tits-out extravaganza of homoerotic unpredictability… There’s no explaining or rationalising this, Sh!t Theatre have done it again, they’ve done some stuff for about an hour, and it’s really very good.” – The Greater Manchester Reviewer
★★★★ “Anyone expecting a straightforward tribute will be discombobulated by this show – gloriously so, as it pings off in all directions, a tasty tangle of associative leaps and connections… Enjoyably slippery, slyly clever – it’s also just very good fun.” – What’s On Stage
★★★★ “Wonderfully daft… Neatly makes its point about how much in life is not what it seems… A tour-de-force.” London Evening Standard
★★★★ “There are definitely hints at deeper themes throughout, but it mostly comes across as two talented, funny performers taking great delight in amusing themselves and us: literally titting about, and all the better for it. Exhilaratingly daft – Sh!t Theatre overshare their love for Dolly Parton, with delightful results.” – Time Out
★★★★ “An icon is unpacked, satirised and worshipped all at once… Gleefully scrappy and frequently silly… Idea-stuffed unpacking of a cultural icon performed with energy and verve.” – The Stage
★★★★ “Funny, messy and unpredictable.” – The Scotsman
“I left the theatre feeling energised and with a huge smile on my face. A must see show.” – Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Two artists at the top of their game… Incredibly intelligent wackiness, not just for fans of Dolly Parton… Hilarious theatrical trickery.” – A Younger Theatre
★★★★ “The perfect performance homage to both singer and sheep… Hilariously bouncy and utterly bonkers.” – Miro Magazine
“In the show’s blend of songs, boobs, and engagement with the politics of performance, it’s certainly a hit.” – Exeunt
“Consistently entertaining, a wonderful show…Top marks.” – 24/7 (Bristol)