Opal Fruits


An unreliable solo show about the fetishisation of the feral female - about working-class women and the trouble with 90's nostalgia - spliced with stories from four generations of women who came of age on the same council estate in South London.
Opal Fruits at The Vaults Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Vaults
Festival:Vault Festival 2019
Starts: Wednesday 23 January 2019
Closes: Sunday 27 January 2019
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 15+

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Synopsis


"Hands up who's bored of white people making sentimental autobiographical solo shows that use direct address, spoken-word, and gritty clichéd accounts of other people's struggles for the entertainment of the middle classes.


The well-established default.


... Whoops."


Fresh off the back of a sell-out scratch at Camden People's Theatre, OPAL FRUITS is an unreliable solo show about the fetishisation of the feral female - about working-class women and the trouble with 90's nostalgia - spliced with stories from four generations of women who came of age on the same council estate in South London.


OPAL FRUITS is Holly Beasley-Garrigan's debut solo show.


It's a tongue-in-cheek questioning of the broader implications of faux-working-class cultural trends and a re-claiming and re-casting of the self-congratulatory, spoken-word solo show.


The show explores what it means to be making performance as a working-class artist today ... to have a stake in two worlds but to feel as though you don't really fit into either.


"In 1998 a much loved British sweet changed its name to - we don't say that name here.


It was all downhill."


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 0871 230 1557

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 23 January 2019

Closes:Sunday 27 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 6‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 6‑00pm

Friday ‑ 6‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 6‑00pm

Sunday ‑ 6‑00pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£12

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Cast


Holly Beasley-Garrigan

Creatives


Author: Holly Beasley-Garrigan
Production: Holly Beasley-Garrigan

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