Good Girl by Rhiannon Jenkins is a sixty-minute one-woman show presented by Thunderbolt Comedy. Starring Jenkins herself and with direction from Chris Griswold, Good Girl is some of the most fun I’ve had in a theatre. 

Jenkins greeted me personally as I entered, complimenting me on my dress. Jenkins’ own dress, a satin red number, was very quickly shed during her first song of the evening. This proved to be the start of many songs and costume changes, each sexier and sillier than the last. 

Good Girl is a whistle-stop tour of the most popular categories on Pornhub. Jenkins performs as a schoolgirl, a nurse, and a teacher, all with different corresponding costumes. She invites men from the audience onto the stage with her to act as the man in the porn scene – it stops just before the juicy bit, mind, and Jenkins’ extensive improv background shines through. Between these scenes, Jenkins delivers dirty parody songs, her version of We Didn’t Start The Fire by Billy Joel is especially strong. Good Girl is incredibly pacey, a lot of fantasies are played out in quick succession leading up to its climax: the virgin, just turned 16, ready for you, audience member, to show her the ropes. 

There is a definite tone shift towards the end of the play, as Jenkins sheds her makeup and asks the women in the room what they want. It’s a lovely touch: to spend the first three-quarters of the piece assuming what the men want, essentially an exaggerated porn fantasy; then actually ask the women personally what they want in a partner, a relationship, in sex. 

Aside from a few practical and technical hiccups, Good Girl is a horny and hilarious show. It’s expertly performed, and a lot cleverer than it seems at first. It’s the sort of show you should see with a group of friends. We were even given jelly shots. 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Good Girl will play again at The Museum of Comedy for Camden Fringe 12th and 13th August. 

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