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Stop Trying To Be Fantastic

Sat 18 Jun 2022


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13+ | 60 mins no interval


£12* | £10* Concession



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Stop Trying To Be Fantastic


One day, a magpie comes into a little girl’s house by mistake. It decides it likes her. She spends the next twenty-five years trying to get away from it. Stop Trying to be Fantastic is a story about suffering, saviour-complex, self-acceptance, and a magpie who refuses to quit.

From award-winning writer/performer Molly Naylor (Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You, Sky One’s After Hours) comes this lyrical and funny spoken-word show that explores what we owe to each other and what we owe to ourselves.

It’s an anti self-help show… that might actually help.

‘Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing’


Save £6 when you book any 3 theatre/dance shows

Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money off your tickets! Save £6 when you book for three shows from our performance programme. Book any three theatre or dance shows and your £6 discount will be applied automatically.

Produced in association with Inn Crowd

Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre

Supported with funding from Arts Council England

Sound/lighting design and direction: Tom Clutterbuck

Set/costume: Betty Atkins


Dream Festival 2022: Cygnet Theatre

We have a huge variety of events. Something for everyone. From community workshops at the Library, children’s shows at Cygnet Theatre, stand-up comedy at Topsham Brewery, folk music at the Corn Exchange, professional development workshops, storytelling at the RAMM, music at St Nicholas Priory, youth shows at the Hall and Multi-Story Orchestra in IKEA’s car park.

Bringing art to unexpected places and helping everyone find their creative spark. Welcome to Cygnet’s Dream Festival.


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