Opal Fruits Tickets London Theatre

Opal Fruits Tickets

44 no. saves icon · Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

Part of VAULT Festival 2019

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Overview

"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.”


Age Guidance 12+

Critic reviews

An intensely personal solo show about working class identity

· The Stage

The show isn’t shattering, but it demonstrates an ability to play with humour and injustice, and calls for wider representation on our stages

· The Guardian
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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 23 Jan - Sun 27 Jan, 3pm & 6pm
Runtime: 1 hr

Venue

Leake St SE1 7NN London, UK · Get Directions
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