, Hope Place
9th - 10th October 2015
Kissing Frogs is written and performed by Sophie Osbourne, telling the
often funny, yet sometimes lonely tale of the single, thirty something
female. Osbourne playfully brings to life the heroine of her piece, Jessica
Ramsbottom, to the backdrop of classic 80s music.
A one woman show lasting about 60 minutes, Osbourne had the audience
eating out of the palm of her hand, as they laughed with her and joined
her for the emotional rollercoaster of dating.
From the high hopes of wishing and dreaming, to being left disappointed
and lonely, her journey is beautifully played out for all to see. The
empathy the audience felt was tangible, as she waited by the phone or
ranted after too many drinks at her friends’ hen party – we
felt her pain.
Kissing Frogs could easily be dismissed as a rip-off Bridget Jones, but
something about Osbourne’s performance stops any such accusation.
Her performance comes from a real place, whether that be her personally
or really great research, you feel more like she is your friend confiding
in you than an actor on the stage, and for that alone she fully deserved
the laughter and the applause she received.