AN actor who became hooked on theatre after watching Bananas in Pyjamas at Taunton Brewhouse aged four is back performing at the riverside playhouse 22 years on.

Mia Borthwick is bringing her one-woman show I don’t have a maths GCSE to the Brewhouse on Saturday, February 3.

It charts her struggle with maths due to her having dyscalculia, a learning disability she was diagnosed with at the age of seven.

Mia uses comedy and original songs to take the audience on a laugh out loud journey through her own insecurities and low self esteem and what it’s like to go through school being unable to do your times tables and not having a clue what algebra is all about.

She said: "Anyone who had a hard time at school will totally get this show.

"It’s relevant, relatable and unapologetic."

Despite not getting a maths GCSE, on leaving school Mia studied performing arts at The SPACE, in Monkton Heathfield.

She then went on to study for a performing arts degree at Bath University's Weston campus.

During lockdown, she had the idea for creating a cabaret-style show and together with friends and fellow performers from university, started From the Mud, now a monthly show featuring original comedy and music performed by new and emerging artists at the Front Room, a new fringe theatre in Weston.

Mia’s previous credits include The Life of Hertha, an original comedy show she wrote and performed with her partner, both in Weston and London and ‘Me Monster?’, an ensemble comedy devised and performed with friends and fellow performers from university.

She has also performed her comedy songs at various venues, with one of her songs taking her to the quarter finals of the national Musical Comedy Awards in London.

Mia has also performed twice at the Edinburgh Festival.

She has previously put on I don’t have a maths GCSE at the Front Room in Weston and the Alma Tavern in Bristol, to rave reviews.

Tickets for her show at Taunton Brewhouse are available via