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Under the Edge Arts

Too young to stay in, too old to go out!

Life when you’re not so young!

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Too young to stay in, too old to go out!
Too young to stay in, too old to go out!

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08 Jul 2023, 19:00

Under the Edge Arts, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK


Nigel Osner is a writer, performer and lyricist. In this show he takes a quizzical look at those no longer young. 

There are certainly daunting realities and cruel setbacks! On the other hand there is more self-confidence and we might learn what’s best for ourselves. There’s a lot of humour but with a bitter sweet edge. Nigel illustrates his theme with original songs and stories by male and female characters. These include Gerald who is having a taxing night out in central London; a rich designer who falls for his hunky gardener; the man who ignores a wheelchair bound woman until he needs a wheelchair of his own; and the woman driven mad by her companion on a river cruise. 

Melodies are by various composers, sometimes even by Nigel.

A short highlight reel can be found at:

Nigel has performed the show at the Edinburgh and other Fringes, in many London venues and by request.

  • 'Osner's characterisations are well drawn and excellently performed. The writing is clever with plenty of wit and humour even in the darker elements of his      stories.’ The Musical Theatre Review
  • Nigel is an excellent writer and, in each of the short scenes, he manages to bring real life to the character and the situation they find themselves in.'      London Theatre 1
  • ‘Witty, bitchy, achingly sad and, finally, strangely uplifting.'  Broadway Baby
  • ‘a beautiful piece of solo work’ Fringe Review


‘Too young to stay in, too old to go out!’ has an associated podcast where Nigel speaks to older people who are still doing what they love or have turned to something new. Guests have included Dillie Keane and Alison Steadman (on Spotify and other platforms.)


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