Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit: Walking Tour
Thursday 9 January 2020
Festivals - Off-West End - Shows
A hit at HighTide Festival in 2018 and last year's Edinburgh Fringe, Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit heads to Vault Festival in London in a sassy, savvy Walking Tour.
Image courtesy The Vaults
Described as the granddaughter of Margaret Thatcher, the godless daughter of Boris Johnson, and the lost twin of Ivanka Trump, property developer extraordinaire Frankie Foxstone is the darling of neoliberalism.
As one audience member put it: "she's what happens when you tell your kids they can do anything."
Gaulier-trained comedienne and international theatre-maker, Amy Gwilliam, has tailored this show specifically for the festival and location, and with whip-smart ad-libbing for each audience, this is a distinguished, dishevelling experience like nothing else at this year's Vault Festival.
Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit: Walking Tour runs at Vault Festival from 28 January to 2 February 2020 (press night 29 January).
Here's the show trailer ...
Amy Gwilliam said ...
"You must understand I didn't make Frankie Foxstone up.
A property developer? No way!
I was just flicking mindlessly through the Evening Standard property pages left on the tube and I thought Oh Wow! this copywriting is preposterous.
So exclusive. Ideal for comedy.
And the character hails from my bubbling rage, and pleasure to caricature. (Myself as much as any other).
Audiences really go wild for her.
Ms Gwilliam comes from the womb of BAFTA winning Comedy Director, Liddy Oldroyd.
She was teething on the set of Not the Nine O'Clock News, potty trained on the set of Spitting Image, had her television debut aged 4 as Julian Clary's fantasy daughter, and played the drug-dealing best friend of Tony Blair's daughter in Drop The DeadDonkey. (Aged 13, Amy was totally unprepared for the role!)
Liddy died shortly after and though Amy never intended to continue in her mother's vein, it's clearly a family business.
The breast milk of satire was strong!
Ms Gwilliam added ...
"I'm fascinated, terrified and delighted, to be following in Mum's footsteps.
I miss her.
And I miss Spitting Image.
I think Frankie is a bit of a rubber puppet for these times we are living in!
And we need some rubber puppets now".
When she's not stepping into the high heels of Frankie, Amy works with Clowns Without Borders and Theatre for a Change.
Her teaching practice is about rigorous, rebellious theatre, empowering through laughter and creativity.
As in her previous work, including Mummy, and the forthcoming StayBless, Amy consistently tackles big topics with interrogative, openhearted wit and larger than life characters.
"Are you with me?"
Enter Frankie Foxstone: perfectly poised, unapologetically ruthless young property developer.
Famous for award-winning schemes in Mumbai and Slough, join her on a hair-razing tour of her plans for Waterloo.
It will never feel the same again.
Gaulier-trained performer and writer Amy Gwilliam brings her "smashing" Edinburgh hit to the London streets, before heading down under.
This is critically acclaimed, painfully astute, socially disengaged satire.
For our insatiable era.
Author: Amy Gwilliam
Dramaturg: Lucy Hopkins and Sophie Larsmon
Production: Amy Gwilliam and MM Media
From: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Closes: Sunday 2 February 2020
Standard: From £14
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