Nor Woman Neither - Tristan Bates Theatre
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Comedy - Shows
RADA graduates Ingrid Schiller and Verity Kirk will bring their dark comedy, Nor Woman Neither, to the Tristan Bates Theatre from 25 November.
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Written and performed by RADA graduates Ingrid Schiller and Verity Kirk, Nor Woman Neither is a dark comedy about growing up and womanhood.
First performed at the RADA Festival, the show now gets a three week run at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 25 November to 14 December, with press night on November 27.
Director Stephen Doolan commented ...
"When first reading Nor Woman Neither I was instantly hooked by the brutally honest, black humour that had been so deftly carved into this comically moving tale.
The major theme of the play is the idea of how women are surreptitiously manipulated and often coerced by a patriarchal society into following certain paths and patterns of behaviour from childhood onwards."
About the writers/ performers
Writer and performer Ingrid Schiller was born in South Africa, then moved to Germany and was part of the Dresden State Theatre Youth Group.
She trained at City Lit and RADA.
Her co-writer and performer, Verity Kirk, is from Harrogate, and also studied at RADA, and the pair first wrote together for their final showcase at RADA.
Ingrid began writing a scene about a lonely little girl who desperately wants the attention of her inattentive Dad, and the moment she starts thinking that as a girl the only way to power is to appeal to those at the top: men.
This starts her off on a comedic journey in which every scene leads her deeper down the rabbit hole of laughter and despair.
Nor Woman Neither is produced by Undivided Pictures and JR Theatre for Killer Shirk.
The producers have made it a priority that the show is made accessible to low income households and blind, partially sighted audiences.
They have raised over £3.5k to give free tickets as well as hiring audio describing equipment for 5 performances.
Undivided Pictures and JR Theatre are delighted to support accessible arts for all and hope this new writing is given the platform it deserves to excel.
In a world burdened with the pressure of success, how far would you go to get what you want?
Nor woman Neither is a 60 minute play about Laura, an actress: failing - but failing confidently whilst drowning in a torrent of love, lust and ambition.
Faced with a life-changing dilemma, Laura rollercoasters through her torrid past in deciding what to do.
Through a series of individually striking and absorbing vignettes we follow Laura's developing womanhood from her early girlhood sexual flutter upon sighting Ursula Andress on television to her adult, struggling actress self.
Laura - Ingrid Schiller
Other - Verity Kirk
Author: Ingrid Schiller and Verity Kirk
Director: Stephen Doolan
Production: Undivided Pictures & JR Theatre for Killer Shirk
From: Monday 25 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 14 December 2019
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