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“THERE'S SOMETHING JOYFUL AND DEFIANT, BOTH IN TERMS OF SUBJECT MATTER AND THE CONVENTIONS OF THEATRE PROGRAMMING, ABOUT HAVING THEM ALL HERE TOGETHER- LITERALLY UNDER THE SAME ROOF'

- Sally Stott (The Scotsman)

During the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe we staged a promenade, immersive showcase of radical plays in a real flat in the heart of Edinburgh. Each of the four plays was written and directed by women. Audiences were taken on a journey - in all senses - through a flat reimagined by each show as the domestic backdrop to a woman’s life. These plays all drew on accounts of real women’s experiences, and presented stories too often left out of conventional theatre.

1. SOMEBODY

BY MATILDA CURTIS 

 

When does a girl become a woman? This question is at the heart of Matilda Curtis’ site-specific New Play. Following a proposal from her Very Nice Boyfriend, Girl (28), finds herself on the cusp of marriage, family and a comfortable future. But she freezes; she doesn’t want any of it. So she goes backwards, hurtling towards the tragic early event that shaped her.

 

Directed by Bethany Pitts, Associate Director Roberto Valdo Cortese, Starring Dani Moseley

2. NEXT TIME 

BY JESS MOORE 

Next Time depicts domestic violence through the lens of a young woman attempting to leave her partner. Confined to the claustrophobic space of one room in a house, the audience of Next Time watches as she tries to overcome her injuries and obstacles in real-time.Next Time draws on Moore’s own insight as a board member of DV charity, Tender.

 

Directed by Polly Creed, starring Francesca Isherwood

3. THE EMPTY CHAIR 

BY POLLY CREED 

The Empty Chair is an immersive play that explores the #MeToo movement and the way we narrate our own lived experiences. Taking you behind the walled communities of Beverly Hills and into the cloistered setting of a Hollywood after-party in the early hours of the morning, the play examines the human experiences behind the #MeToo movement.

 

Directed by Seren John-Wood, Starring Ema Cavolli, Nick Brown, Roisin Tapponi, and Blaithin Carroll

4. FUNERAL FLOWERS

BY EMMA DENNIS-EDWARDS

Read more here

 

SELECT ACCOLADES AND PRESS

 

  • Winners: Filipa Bragança Award for Funeral Flowers
     

  • Winners: Clean Break's Edinburgh mentorship scheme

  • Review: ★★★★★ To Do List on Funeral Flowers

  • Review: ★★★★ Three Weeks on Funeral Flowers

  • Review: ★★★★ The Skinny on Funeral Flowers

  • Nominated: The Sit-Up Awards, The Empty Chair

These feminist plays are set in domesticated spaces; the home, the bedroom, the kitchen. Spaces which are warm and safe and always gendered. This is disrupted through the stories that are told, and the defiance of the women inside them” - Exeunt

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