21 May, 2020 19:30
Rachel Creeger – ‘Hinayni!’
Concessions are 16 & under, 60 & over
Is Rachel ever honestly present in the moment? It’s funny how seeing herself in someone else’s reflection sparks thoughts she only admits to herself in the middle of the night. Or on stage. Sometimes it takes a little darkness to shine a light on the truth.
‘Hinayni! is a biblical word meaning “Behold! Here I am!” It’s also the way Rachel Creeger and her primary school classmates were taught to respond to the register, an intense statement for a six-year-old! This show examines the drive to feel like you are truly visible in the here and now.
Rachel considers how others view her, her innate imposter syndrome and what she must accept as her true self. She compares how she’s introduced at gigs today, with past experiences as a patient with no agency or choice, after being diagnosed with a neurological disorder. Rachel’s carefully crafted comedy is as powerful as it is entertaining, delivering universal truths in a funny, relatable way. She paints a rich, vivid and amusing picture of life in one of Britain’s most private communities, as she questions which tribe she really belongs to, and is pulled between her life as an internationally famous Jewish comedian and an ordinary mum.
Rachel has a reputation for exploring issues around identity from a creative, unusual and – most importantly – really funny perspective. Pushing boundaries with her unique voice and comedy talent, Rachel is the first member of her community to perform in the pubs and clubs on the UK comedy circuit.
‘Hinayni!’ is charming, moving and truly original, a dark stand up comedy hour about shining a light on who you really are. This will be one of 2020’s most interesting and exciting shows.
★★★★★ “Bang on form… gags aplenty” Roch Valley Radio
★★★★ “Very, very funny” Jewish Chronicle
★★★★ “A confident and charismatic performer” Funny Women
★★★★ “Unusual and thought-provoking” The Reviews Hub
★★★★ “Deeply compelling” Views From the Gods
★★★★ “Well-written and confidently produced play, imbued with a sense of authenticity that only lived experience can bring” Female Arts Magazine
★★★★★ “A great subject treated with sensitivity, power, humour and made accessible. Cleverly written, accomplished performances” (Everything Theatre)
“Intelligent and perceptive. We should all be taking in her show” The List
“Creeger is never anything less than truly fascinating.” Views From The Gods
“Fascinating storytelling… a glimpse into the fun side of being Jewish” Fringe Review
“Full of laughs, some of which come from very unusual and dark places” Salford Now
“Tight writing, sharp performance and a beautifully zany imagination.” Brighton Source
“A great talent, highly entertaining and very engaging.” Salford City Radio