by Chris Larner
Bridge House Theatre November 2014
Rosemary Branch Theatre July 2014
A two-women play about one woman’s struggle to stage a one-woman play about Frida Kahlo, with two women in it…
When quiet, unassertive Zoe agrees to let an old university chum sleep on her sofa for “just a couple of nights”, little does she imagine how much her life will be taken over and then blown apart. Ruth – vain, driven, and totally narcissistic, is an unemployed actor and extraordinarily cross about it. Then, her muse strikes and she decides to show the World a thing or two by writing and starring in a play of her own, with the hapless Zoe dragged unwillingly into playing a supporting role or eight. Wickedly funny, caustic and absurd, this new comedy brilliantly performed by Laura Kirman and Cecily Nash has a surprising twist of a happy ending. Well, happy-ish.
The Odd Couple meets Reservoir Dogs, but with bigger laughs and more bad, Mexican accents.
★★★★ ‘The Odd Couple meets Reservoir Dogs, but with big laughs.’Time Out
‘Farce and fireworks… a thing of riotous wonder.’The Islington Gazette
‘It’s the play’s unashamed silliness that the audience love most about this hugely enjoyable production.’A Younger Theatre
Laura Kirman and Cecily Nash (Rosemary Branch)
Cecily Nash & Olivia Scott-Taylor (Bridge House Theatre)
Director: Chris Larner
Designer: Nina Patel-Grainger
Lighting Designer: Celia Dugua
Costume Designer: Natalie Pryce