Talk Thirty to me is Emily Atack’s coming of age reflection, an honest and down to earth conversation ensuring no matter if your in the limelight you still come across the same issues, worries and experiences as any other woman!

Celebrating the release of her memoirs ‘Are we There yet’ of which we recieved a copy – Talk Thirty to me came back for a limited 5 show run we were lucky enough to catch her at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House.

Emily Atack is known to some as Charlotte from the Inbetweeners or maybe moreover to many as runner up (but our queen of the jungle) to Harry Redknapp in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here where she broke into our homes on prime time tv and stole our hearts with her friendship with Harry and her down to earth persona.

Being male this wasn’t totally aimed at me however totally agreed of her male stereotyping with regard to our thinking about football and behaviour. So here she was on stage pouring her heart out over subjects that the women in the audience were on point and in touch with as she approaches her 30th Birthday.

Emily starts out with comparisons and imitations of Aria Grande which get the audience giggling away, then onto her dislike of everyone else’s favourite chef Joe Wicks. Moving on to other subjects such as Engagements and Weddings we find Charlotte who is currently single telling us about her woes and people expectations.

Finding a connection with the audience is key for a comedian or actor and Emily has this in abundance, it is her shared experience that makes this show so good. I looked around and heard girls and women repeating the same experiences Emily had just shared. Her story of Hen Do Whats App groups appeared to resonate with the 80% of women that made up the audience.

Often popping back to refresh herself with the glass of wine or prosecco i wasn’t quite sure what she had, although she did point out it was the best way to get over a bad day or a man!

The second half of the show was a little more serious with Emily showing a little more vulnerability and yet able to inject humour with her stories of a Hen Do in Magaluf and her new ight of fun at the Brit awards – a very honest and personal experience that could easily have been kept to herself but shared with us and guided by the help of voice notes for us to hear! This half leant to Emily expressing a need to love yourself and not worry about others.

Emily aptly speaks about life and our ability to show one thing but be totally somewhere else by speaking on her previous Instagram photos that although fabulous and glamorous on the face of an insta filtered post, behind the scene the story was quite the opposite and so not to always believe what you see.

Talk Thirty to Me was a great night even for me a male reviewer, Emily’s attitude, persona and ability to show us that she is just like any other woman approaching her 30’s who has up’s, down’s, bad decisions and plenty of prosecco and wine!

Thanks for reading,


This was a post by Aaron Whittington on behalf of InNewcastle.co.uk

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