PEG & BESSIE returns for the 2018 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 18-21 July @ 53two
Directed by Sue Jenkins
2017 saw two of my pieces staged in Manchester Peg & Bessie and Ring.
In 2018 my monologue Physical was featured in the MancMade Festival.
I’m currently working on a musical play Won’t Somebody Dance With Me? and Mono an evening of monologues.
First performed at Hope Mill Theatre January 2017. Returns 18-21 July @ 53two
The play is about a past generation of women, married for 40+ years to their companions, who suddenly find themselves widowed. Few will know that type of loss now because many couples don’t last the course now. Those women were strong with an admirable stoicism to somehow keep on going. This was the starting point of the piece for me which was inspired by my two funny, lovely, occasionally barmy Aunties, brought wonderfully to life in this production by Julie Root and Gill Powell.
‘Fantastic performance. Funny, moving and brilliant characters.’
‘Well done to all involved. I laughed, I cried, but most of all, I enjoyed a fantastic script acted out by two outstanding actors ‘
‘To make people laugh and cry in the space of an hour is quite a gift’
‘Loved the play…excellent and witty’
Performed at 53two in Manchester as part of the MancMade festival. A 20 minute comic monologue about the body not so beautiful. ‘It is better to be beautiful than to be good’ said Oscar Wilde. ‘It’s what’s on the inside that counts’ said absolutely nobody!
Performed at Manchester’s 53two in April 2017 as part of the Significant Other festival.
A 10 minute piece written, rehearsed and staged in 10 days. A funny and heartwarming story which explores the strains on a relationship with a very unexpected twist.
“a well-written piece that never feels rushed in spite of the need to stay funny whilst covering a remarkable amount of emotional ground”