Just how good can a set of monologues performed on a blank stage be? The answer is “exceptional”, according to the critics who raved about this show when it first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2008.
Hickson’s Fringe smash went on to find success in the West End and off-Broadway, so we are very excited to introduce this production to our audiences as yet another Newcastle premiere for the People’s Theatre in our Studio Upstairs.
This collection of emotionally charged, unsettling, and intriguing monologues offers a revelatory state-of-the-nation look at the Britain we live in right now.
The characters – ranging from high-class hookers, through soul-devouring hedonists, to 7/7 survivors – represent a generation living in a world where it seems anything and everything has become acceptable.
Heart-strings are pulled as hope and individual faith are sought amidst crisp and sharply observed social cynicism.
At times bleak, and with a melancholy undertow, these feisty 21st Century soliloquies offer a gritty response to the cosy world of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.
The monologues are presented by some of the People’s most talented up-and-coming new directors and actors.
DATE: Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 February 2016
VENUE: The Studio Upstairs, The People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF
TICKETS: £13.50 (Conc £11)
TELE: 0191 265 5020 (option 2)