Rosalie Minnitt: Clementine is a fruity, bonkers parody of the pressure women face to be married off before transitioning from marriageable to (gasp!) spinster!
With genre-busting glee, Rosalie Minnitt: Clementine pulls heavily on the corset busting, grin-while-I-cut-you-down with witty repartee era of Jane Austin and yet, it is intertwined majestically with language and pop culture so modern that you are always on your toes. Strap a Sloane Ranger into an 18th century dress, give her crippling anxiety about being pressured to marry and you have the glorious, fey, whip-smart Clementine. An unendingly energetic, manifesting goddess of her own fate.
Thoughtfully collected and edited backdrop videos and still images score the piece, which are timed to perfection with the action on the stage, always enhancing a laugh or bringing us back around to some seed that had been sown a few minutes earlier.
Also, her delightful use of audience participation means that we are treated to that ever so joyous feeling of encouraging an unsuspecting soul to take the stage but fear not, Minnitt’s style means there’s little room for audience error and they all leave the stage to huge applause.
I can’t envisage anyone leaving the room without a smile on their face. The production is utterly infectious, joyous and will leave you hoping for a sequel next year.
Rosalie Minnitt: Clementine is playing at the Underbelly Cowgate Delhi Belly venue until the 27th of August.