Staging a Show

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Plays for Performance - (1 female) - Chef

An outstanding performance piece for one female actor, Chef questions our attitudes to food, prisoners, violence, love and hope.

Inspired by workshops with ex-inmates of women’s prisons and an interview with Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous, Chef tells the gripping story of how one woman … more

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Plays for Performance - (1 female) - Dry Ice

An outstanding performance piece for a strong female actor, Dry Ice (from The Clean Collection) offers a single actor the opportunity to inhabit many characters, weaving surreal and magical stories together. Nina, a young stripper, takes us on her startling journey via the many characters … more

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Plays for Performance - (1 female) - Josephine and I

A genuine tour de force for a strong female actor, Josephine and I is a moving and historically-fueled piece that links the past to the present.

From the ragtime rhythms of St Louis and the intoxicating sounds of 1920s Paris to present-day London, Josephine and I intertwines the story of a … more

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Plays for Performance - (1 female) - My Name is Saoirse

A tender and powerful play for a solo female actor, My Name is Saoirse is a coming-of-age drama about lost innocence and growing up prematurely.

1987: Johnny Logan has just won the Eurovision, mobile phones are about to be invented and, in Limerick, Saoirse O’Brien is sick of her best … more

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Plays for Performance - (1 female) - The Red Chair

Sarah Cameron and Suzy Willson’s adaptation of The Red Chair experiments with playful language and emphasized physicality in a way rarely seen on stage.

Told in saucy Scots dialect, The Red Chair tells the surreal story of a father who eats and eats until he turns into his chair, a wife … more

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