Do you ever feel as though you were promised more from life? I mean, sure, your flat’s great, but it’s no castle. And your boyfriend’s lovely, but he’s hardly a handsome prince, is he? And have you spent so much time talking to animals that you think you might need urgent medical attention?!
Thanks to Walt Disney, Rebecca Humphries has been plagued by all these doubts and worries. All her life she’s seen Disney movies as close friends, confidantes, and role models. Yes, they had their faults; they were always a bit conformist, a bit anti-feminist, a bit, well…racist. But Rebecca was blind to these weaknesses, spellbound by the stardust. Only now is she beginning to accept that Disney is not all fairy godmothers, dashing princes and flying carpets… and my God, is it funny!
With live accompaniment, Rebecca tackles some familiar tunes with a twist, as well as completely original numbers, and invites the audience to consider these privileged princesses, misunderstood villains, and, frankly, questionable moral messages that Disney have been dishing out for generations.
When: 25 September
Where: Museum of Comedy, Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SA
Tube: Tottenham Court Road