The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer at Theatre Asylum's Best of the Fringe
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The Bad Arm – Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer is an uproarious yet poignant one-woman play by London-Irish dancer-performer Máire Clerkin. Amid astounding bursts of rhythm and physical theatre, this ugly-duckling-never-quite-swan recounts her experiences of sex and booze and rock and roll like only a convent-educated Irish catholic girl can.
If you thought all Irish dancers were curly-haired cutie-pies with perfect posture, meet a scowling misfit from London in this outrageous antidote to Riverdance.
Máire Clerkin jumps in and out of Irish dancing shoes, clicking and kicking her way across the stage in this percussive account of being English in Ireland, Irish in England and a pink-haired punk in a grey city. Pungent vintage photos of not-so-swinging London illustrate Clerkin’s woeful but hilarious personal history as the disappointing daughter of a successful Irish dancing teacher in 1970s London.