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 Timberlakes 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