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"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.
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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London SE1 7NN
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 6‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 6‑00pm
Friday ‑ 6‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 6‑00pm
Sunday ‑ 6‑00pm
Author: Holly Beasley-Garrigan
Production: Holly Beasley-Garrigan