You Aren't Doing It Wrong (If No One Knows What You're Doing)

An interactive solo performance about failure, feeling like an idiot and music, by Rachel Blackman and her creative team. 

Rachel comes from a family of brilliant achievers who make music, but she can barely pull off chopsticks on the xylophone. She started making this show four years ago, before covid hit, the environment collapsed and theatre died. Oh well. Let's see what we can conjure anyway, in the face of depressing news and terrible odds. Join Rachel as she dives headlong into the car crash of perfectionism, imposter syndrome and non-award winning moments. 

Part confessional, part invocation, but really a collective celebration of our right to fail. 


You will feel ridiculous

And ridiculousness is good for you. 

To feel ridiculous and sensitive is a part of freedom

- Philipe Gaullier


Created by Stillpoint, featuring writing and performance by Rachel Blackman. Director Emma Roberts, special guest Emiliana Torrini, producer Kate Laird, photographer Hugh Fox. Early Research & Development with Toby Park, Martin Noble and Miranda Flemming. A Brighton Festival Commission supported by Arts Council England.


Duration – 70 mins



Blackman is one to watch – Lyn Gardner 

It might be a long time before we get another show of this quality. See it and savour every moment. – Plays To See (For Moon Project) ★★★★★


Age suitability


Babes in Arms policy:

Under 2s are not allowed at this event

Date and time
Friday 17 - Friday 24 May 2024
Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19 & Friday 24 May, 8pm
Kate Laird. Part of Brighton Fringe
Sillpoint - tiny failures. Written & Performed by Rachel Blackman
The Weston Research Space at The Dance Space
Ticket Price
£15 / £12.50 concessions
Book via Brighton Fringe

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