It’s Time To Talk About CHORES

It’s time to talk about CHORES with the kids and I’ve found the perfect show to do it.  Every May I go into Festival panic, there’s too much to chose from.  What a delightful dilemma to have. But there is one show which jumped out at me.

Award-winning Chores is the story of two brothers hanging out in their messy bedroom when they hear their Mum approaching, and have to hustle to get their jobs done so they can ride their bicycles. A storyline we can all relate to, kids go crazy for the high-energy acrobatics, juggling, flips and spills, circus skills and cheeky humour.

They assure me the show is packed with physical humour and silliness; top on the list for the family fun.

chores brighton fringeNow… the kids don’t know I’ve booked it. Bit naughty but I do have a hidden agenda. They are obsessed with stuff, buying it, acquiring it; toys, magazines, soft animals, clothes and shoes. While I could do a bit more on storage solutions, they still have to learn how to stay on top of it. Mess can be quite depressing. Not just for me but for them too!


The show comes from Hoopla Clique performers Derek Llewellyn and Julian Roberts. These two experienced theatre clowns use slapstick humour, teamwork, trust and cooperation to bring their ideas to audiences.

Chores is playing 11-20 May 2018 at The Warren: The Hat, Brighton Fringe. Showtimes 2.30pm & 4.30pm, £10/8/32.

Check program for further details.

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About Claire Jones-Hughes

Founder and co-editor of, Claire has been blogging since 2009. She has posted on a variety of sites including The Argus, The Huffington Post and The Guardian's Comment Is Free. Known as The Contented Mummy on social media, she is dedicated to honest, unsponsored blogging so that parents can benefit from shared experience. Can also be found at - sharing her journey to health & wellness.

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