As a fellow early eighties Sagittarius, comedian Julie Jay’s life has had a lot of parallels with Britney Spears.
Britney was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, Julie was a member of the Poetry Club.
Britney can sing like an angel, Julie was the only hearing child in her class of 30 who didn’t make the Confirmation Choir.
This dark comedy love letter is a nostalgia fest for anyone who has ever dropped to that Hit Me Baby beat, for anyone who came of age against the backdrop of nineties/noughties misogyny, for anyone who has wanted to be defined by their moments of joy rather than their moments of pain. From the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal to the terrifying lows of noughties reality TV, ‘Oops, This is Toxic’ is a celebration not just of Britney, but of everyone who survived an era wherein Justin Timberlake’s flew high while Janet Jacksons got grounded.*
*Warning: this show may contain images of nineties and noughties fashion which some audience members may find upsetting.
“A joy to watch” JOANNE MCNALLY
“The brightest, funniest thing I’ve seen for a long, long time” TOMMY TIERNAN
“Hilarious” THE IRISH EXAMINER
“One of Ireland’s leading comedians” JOURNAL.IE
Running time 55mins