Wednesday, October 28, The Methodist Chapel, 8.30pm: How hard is it to be good? Tina Sederholm will tell us when she brings her funny and thought provoking one-woman show to town. Two years ago, she won our poetry slam and last year she excelled as the compere for our New Voices event. Now she’s back with her latest Edinburgh show, The Good Delusion.
Have you ever tried ridiculously hard to be good? Difficult, isn’t it? What with 34 dictionary definitions of the word, which kind of ‘good’ do you pick? Well-behaved or accomplished? Excellent or satisfactory? Moral or gratifying?
Sederholm tried them all. She’s taken herself to church, tried to become a princess and later an international athlete. She even trains to be the ideal girlfriend. But despite her efforts to be best at everything, the imp living inside her lies, steals and cheats, ensuring that Sederholm’s grand plans end up looking like field research for suicide notes. Join Sederholm as she finds outs how to survive when being good… turns bad.
Tina Sederholm is a performance poet and author. A multiple slam winner, including victories at Swindon Festival of Literature 2014, Much Wenlock Poetry Festival 2014, Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2015 and becoming Oxford Hammer and Tongue Slam Overall Champion 2010 and 2014, she was also a member of the winning Oxford team at the National Slam Finals in 2013.
A regular performer in the Free Fringe in Edinburgh, she has previously received four and five star reviews for both her solo shows, Evie and the Perfect Cupcake (2013) and The Good Delusion (2014). In 2013, she was runner up in the ‘Best Spoken Word Show at PBH’s Free Fringe’ awards, and voted ‘Best Female Performer’ by the Oxford Arts Group. Her pamphlet ‘The Velvet Box’ is published by Allographi. Sederholm is the author of The Good Delusion.
The show is directed by Rachel Mae Brady, artistic director of Red Beast Theatre.
Wednesday, October 28. 8.30pm. The Methodist Chapel, Newbury Street, Wantage.
Age guidance 14- adult. Young people 14+ are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.
Click here to book online via Tickets Oxford.
Online booking closes on October 22.