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monolog

4 star rating

Closed 3 Mar 2018

Chickenshed Theatre

Two moving and dramatic solo plays which together combine to deliver a hugely powerful and emotional theatrical experience: Alan Bennett's Her Big Chance and This is Me by Diane Samuels.
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Show details

Synopsis


Chickenshed presents two moving and dramatic solo plays which together combine to deliver a hugely powerful and emotional theatrical experience.


Alan Bennett's Her Big Chance is a dramatic monologue conceived as part of his Talking Heads series for television, originally broadcast in 1988.


Talking Heads has also enjoyed success on the stage, and on the radio.


Her Big Chance tells the funny story of Lesley, an aspiring actress who is offered what she believes to be her big break as the adventurous Travis in a new film for the West German market.


Hearing her story, we start to glimpse her naivety, and realise that this isn't perhaps the shortcut to the big time she expected it to be!


Also presented is This is Me by Diane Samuels (writer of Kindertransport, performed as a sold-out run at Chickenshed back in 2016).


A newly commissioned autobiographical dramatic piece where Ms Samuels explores the form of the monolog by inviting the audience to be a part of her story.


Audiences who enjoyed Chickenshed's production of Kindertransport, will enjoy entering a young child's probing mind and engaging mind.


Plus new monologues from new writers (two of six new pieces are included at each performance).


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 11+


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 6 February 2018

Closes:Saturday 3 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-30pm (15 Feb), 1pm (22 Feb & 1 Mar)

Saturday - 3-30pm (24 Feb & 3 Mar)


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Previews:
(6 - 7 Feb) - All tickets £10

Standard:

Off-peak: £15

Peak: £18


Concessions:

Off-peak: £12

Peak: £15


Ages 13-25 - £5 (subject to availability)


Access information


Sign Interpreted Performance: Thursday 22 February at 7‑30pm


Captioned Performance: Thursday 1 March at 7‑30pm


Cast


Her Big Chance

Lesley - Belinda McGuirk


This is Me

Older Diane - Belinda McGuirk

Younger Diane - Lucy-Mae Beacock


I found Love in a Bin (in Waterloo Station)

Sarah Connolly


Last Piece of the Sun

Creative team: Alesha Bhakoo, Dave Carey & Milly Rolle


Sands of Time

Chris Perifimou


The Creature in the Dark

Cerys Lambert


The Dinner With My Dead Dad

Jessica Barron


Walls Like Paper

Ingrid Cannon


Creatives


Author: 

Her Big Chance - Alan Bennett

This is Me - Diane Samuels

I found Love in a Bin (in Waterloo Station) - Peter Dowse

Last Piece of the Sun - Alesha Bhakoo, Dave Carey & Milly Rolle

Sands of Time - Wendy Sharer

The Creature in the Dark - Barbara Bakhurst

The Dinner With My Dead Dad - Natasha Zacher

Walls Like Paper - Rachel Yates


Director: 

Her Big Chance & This is Me - Lou Stein

I found Love in a Bin - Tiia Mäkinen

Last Piece of the Sun - Alesha Bhakoo, Dave Carey & Milly Rolle

Sands of Time - Matthew Lyons

The Creature in the Dark - Rachel Yates

The Dinner With My Dead Dad - Anthony Nyagah

Walls Like Paper - Ashley Driver


Set designer: Sebastian Gonzalez
Costume designer: Emma Gale
Sound: New writing: Oliver Ballantyne, Dave Carey, Bradley Davis, Phil Haines
Production: Chickenshed

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