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Jack Bennett’s Too Much, Too Young might have been described as an “affable mix of stand up and observation” but despite some cosmetic links to The Specials’ iconic two-tone song, it’s actually a much more thorough examination of the pressures we put on teenagers, particularly in modern life. Performed at Stockton’s ARC on Friday 9th January – as part of their Pay What You Decide scheme – Bennett will take his audience on a thoughtful and often funny trip back into young adulthood.

The overall question surrounding the show is simple: why do we get teenagers to make massive decisions about what they’re going to do with their lives? It’s a question that should receive more attention but forcing teens to make gigantic steps towards their futures when they’re often not ready is a societal norm now. Bennett wonders why. After all, it didn’t do him much good: once on the path to being a musician, one false step and boom! He became, in his words, a two-bit actor.

Bennett’s analysis of the situation is bound to provide the audience with a bunch of giggles, as well as giving them some serious food for thought.

Too Much, Too Young is being performed at Stockton’s ARC on Friday 9th January.

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