HELEN’S BEEN TRYING TO FIND HER FUNNY BONE… IT’S NOT EASY WHEN THEY ALL STICK OUT AT ONCE.
“Bold, subversive and very funny” (Scotsman, 4****) Helen Duff can’t help making light of heavy issues. Fresh from a critically acclaimed, ‘Fringe First’ nominated run of Vanity Bites Back at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, she’s opening London VAULT Festival with a daytime TV delight that’s devilishly delicious. A clown cookery show that proves once and for all: skeletons are far too funny to be kept in your closet.
Vanity Bites Back is an anarchic comedy about anorexia, attention seeking and finding the freedom to bite back at the stigma surrounding mental illness. An eclectic combination of clown, multi-rolling and cupcakes, it opens up a vital conversation about an issue that gains strength from silence. Duff’s charming voice of experience guides her audience through moments of hysterical revelation and shocking poignancy – encouraging them to laugh at their own anxieties. Vanity Bites Back will leave you hungry for more.