A Rat, A Rat at the Golden Goose Theatre
London theatre news: Friday 9 July 2021
London Fringe - Shows
Chloe Yates' play 'A Rat, A Rat', shortlisted for the inaugural Women's Prize for Playwriting, will play this August at the new Golden Goose Theatre in Camberwell.
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Norwich-based writer Chloe Yates will have her play A Rat, A Rat produced at the new Golden Goose Theatre this August, directed by Georgia Leanne Harris, the Artistic Director of the Golden Goose Theatre..
The piece was shortlisted for the inaugural Women's Prize for Playwriting from Ellie Keel and Paines Plough, and the production is set to feature an all female cast and team.
A Rat, A Rat sheds light into the gaping structural holes of our mental health system and questions how we as individuals care for one another when our institutions fail us.
Show listing information
Shortlisted for the inaugural Women's Prize for Playwriting from Ellie Keel and Paines Plough, this play will feature an all female cast and team.
Charlie has just turned 18.
Whilst most would be out enjoying their newly-found adult liberties, Charlie is stuck in a white room with a bed without sheets, a window that doesn't open, and a rat.
She has to adapt fast to this new, sterile world of the adult psychiatric unit if she is to convince anyone that she is well enough to go home to her waiting mum, Vicky.
Under the care her over-worked and under-trained key worker Jenny, she learns quickly that she is pretty much on her own.
Until Kim turns up.
This electric new play shines a piercing light into the gaping structural holes of our mental health system, questioning how we as individuals care for one another when our institutions fail us.
Author: Chloe Yates
Georgia Leanne Harris
Production: Golden Goose Theatre in association with Stepping Out Theatre
From: Tuesday 10 August 2021
Closes: Saturday 28 August 2021
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