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A Good Enough Girl?

“Poptastic children’s adventure”

Taylor Swift will help us defeat the fascists. Or at least it seems that way after seeing A Good Enough Girl? at Assembly George Square. Aimed at children aged eight and above (and probably best suited to the 8-11 year bracket), this gently interactive show takes place in the not-too-distant future.

The Orwellian premise is that the advance of right-wing politics has led to an anti-feminist state in which women’s achievements are literally written out of history. Luckily, there’s a resistance movement determined to preserve the remaining archive and sear the names of female pioneers into the minds of each new generation.

It’s the two performances that make this celebration of women’s history – and the joy of research – so much fun. Maegan Hearons is Summer, a pop music-loving enthusiast for women’s accomplishments in all areas: domestic, literary, scientific and more.

Her unbridled vitality is contrasted with the tight-lipped Chloe (Gowan Calder), who delivers indictments to stop having fun with superb dourness.

The direct references to Trump and BoJo clunk a little, but on the whole it’s a warm-hearted, fun and pleasingly silly introduction to a serious topic – the rewriting of history. Take a child along and shake it off.

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Production Details
Production nameA Good Enough Girl?
VenueAssembly George Square
StartsAugust 2, 2018
EndsAugust 27, 2018
Running time1hr
AuthorXana Marwick
DirectorKate Nelson
CastGowan Calder, Maegan Herons
ProducerGreenwich Theatre, Nutshell Theatre, Scene Change Productions
VerdictPoptastic children’s adventure championing women’s past, present and future
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Rosemary Waugh

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