In Lipstick


Maud, a woman on the run from damage buried in her past, has sheltered Cynthia from the wildness of the world for the last few years. Cynthia loves Maud, and Maud loves Cynthia, but now she's starting to suffocate.
In Lipstick at Pleasance - Islington

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Pleasance - Islington
Starts: Tuesday 8 January 2019
Closes: Sunday 27 January 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


Annie Jenkins' savage, funny, deeply loving debut gives a heartfelt voice to the fractured life of the modern city.


A play about sex, lies, damage, and the ceilings on our dreams from a writer who shows us both how powerful and how powerless it feels to be young, and trying to dream a future into being.


IN LIPSTICK is a major new production at the Pleasance, from the multi-award winning theatre company Up In Arms, whose 'heartbreaking' (New York Times) productions have been acclaimed for “capturing the still, sad music of humanity” (Michael Billington, The Guardian).


Director Alice Hamilton's compassionate stagings of the work of David Storey and Robert Holman have earned her a reputation as one of the most intelligent and empathetic theatremakers of her generation.


The second new writer from Up In Arms, the theatre company whose award-winning productions of Barney Norris's plays have received national and international acclaim.


Synopsis


"Things don't change no matter how much you want them to.


You try, you run away, you make things new but they're not.


Same old shit covered in lipstick."


Maud, a woman on the run from damage buried in her past, has sheltered Cynthia from the wildness of the world for the last few years.


Cynthia loves Maud, and Maud loves Cynthia, but now she's starting to suffocate.


When she meets Dennis, a security guard at the office where she works, she thinks for a moment that she's glimpsed an escape.


While Cynthia, the nocturnal recluse, sleeps, clinging to YouTube videos of Shirley Bassey, their dressing up box and McDonald's, Maud is preparing for the greatest performance of her life, and it's only a matter of time before reality seeps in and shatters their cocoon of lipstick and fairytales.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Carpenters Mews
North Rd
London N7 9EF

Box office tel: 020 7609 1800

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 8 January 2019

Closes:Sunday 27 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 5-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£13

Standard:
£18, £15

Concessions:
£16, £13

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Creatives


Author: Annie Jenkins
Director: Alice Hamilton

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