‘Clever, funny & relatable’: THE MORNING AFTER – Hen & Chickens Theatre

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Hen & Chickens Theatre, London – until 14 February 2018

Monorogue’s new show The Morning After provides us with an opportunity to eavesdrop on the comings and goings of ‘The Love Clinic’ on the day after Valentine’s Day.

We meet an array of lovestruck clients from the ‘Neighbourhood Watcher’ who is wrongly accused of stalking, the psycho bunny boiler or the soon-to-be new dad who fears he may be pregnant too.

The witty monologues were written, and performed, by different actors though stitched seamlessly together with some clever nods to contemporary culture including free coffees at Pret and the perils of auto-correct when messaging your new love interest.

This funny show also proved to be quite relatable. At times you found yourself relating to some of these tragic characters whether it was unrequited love, parental love, lustful love or the bored-of-love love. This added to the humour of the play as we could all place ourselves in some of these hilarious scenarios.

Overall the play was clever, funny and relatable.

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Shanine Salmon was a latecomer to theatre after being seduced by the National Theatre's £5 entry pass tickets and a slight obsession with Alex Jennings. She is sadly no longer eligible for 16-25 theatre tickets but she continues to abuse under 30 offers. There was a market for bringing awareness that London theatre was affordable in an era of £100+ West End tickets – Shanine’s blog, View from the Cheap Seat, launched in April 2016, focuses on productions and theatres that have tickets available for £20 and under. She is also quite opinionated and has views on diversity, pricing, theatre seats and nudity on stage. Her interests include Rocky Horror, gaming, theatre (of course) and she also has her own Etsy shop. Shanine tweets at @Braintree_.
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Shanine Salmon
Shanine Salmon was a latecomer to theatre after being seduced by the National Theatre's £5 entry pass tickets and a slight obsession with Alex Jennings. She is sadly no longer eligible for 16-25 theatre tickets but she continues to abuse under 30 offers. There was a market for bringing awareness that London theatre was affordable in an era of £100+ West End tickets – Shanine’s blog, View from the Cheap Seat, launched in April 2016, focuses on productions and theatres that have tickets available for £20 and under. She is also quite opinionated and has views on diversity, pricing, theatre seats and nudity on stage. Her interests include Rocky Horror, gaming, theatre (of course) and she also has her own Etsy shop. Shanine tweets at @Braintree_.