Are you living your best life? Nailing it? Smashing it? Crushing it…? No? Me neither. 

‘Stop Trying to be Fantastic’ is a story about suffering, and the lengths we go to to avoid it. It charts one human’s attempts to win at life via a range of adventurous mistakes. It’s about getting stuck between what we owe to each other and what we owe to ourselves.

From award-winning writer/performer Molly Naylor (Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You, Sky One’s After Hours) comes this lyrical and funny spoken-word show about ambition, altruism and how to be medium good.

Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing’ – the Guardian

Molly Naylor is a writer, performer and director. She is the creator and co-writer and creator of Sky One comedy After Hours. Theatre work include Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You (writer/performer), My Robot Heart (writer/performer) and LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! (writer/director). Her debut poetry collection Badminton is published by Burning Eye. She is the co-director of sell-out storytelling night True Stories Live.