Oddball


Putting the 'logical' in 'pathological,' this one woman show invites audiences into the brain of a person with an eating disorder, to explore thought processes which - quite frankly - don't always make sense from an outsider's perspective.
Oddball at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Festival:The Camden Fringe 2019
Starts: Tuesday 20 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 24 August 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Musical Comedy Awards 2019 Finalist, Francesca Forristal “uses humour as a feminist weapon” (The Sunday Times) in this disarmingly candid, very funny insight into the messier elements of eating disorders and NHS inpatient wards.


Oddball emerged from Forristal's experience with anorexia, inpatient treatments, and a heart attack at 19-years-old.


She's been on the BBC radio & at the Edinburgh Fringe… now witness her Camden

Fringe Debut!


Synopsis


All Oddball has to do is behave like a normal person on a date. Easy.


It's in a restaurant though.


Restaurants have food.


And other people. Food and people.


She might pull her skin off with pliers.


That's normal … right?


Putting the 'logical' in 'pathological,' this one woman show invites audiences into the brain of a person with an eating disorder, to explore thought processes which - quite frankly - don't always make sense from an outsider's perspective.


Oddball uses sound-design, silliness, and zero respect for the 4th wall to debunk stigma surrounding a disorder which is still misunderstood as 'vain.'


No romance. No romcom crisisrecovery arc.


That's been done. And it's rubbish.


'It's 2019. We are all pretty good at talking about mental health, depression, anxiety, addiction.


But I cringe every time I have to explain why I was in and out of hospitals from the age of 13-20 … That's not cool.' [Francesca Forristal]


It's time to change the narrative.


Now all Oddball has to do is deconstruct every toxic preconception society has on eating disorders - in 60 mins.


Piece of cake … Wait.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Highgate Village
London N6 4BD

Box office tel: 020 8340 3488

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 20 August 2019

Closes:Saturday 24 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

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Cast


Francesca Forristal

Creatives


Author: Francesca Forristal
Director: Micha Mirto

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