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monolog

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 3rd March 2018

monolog (noun)

– a form of dramatic entertainment, eg a comedic solo, performed by a single speaker
– a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker
– any composition, eg a poem, in which a single person speaks alone

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 Samuels explores the form of the monolog by inviting the audience to be a part of her story. Audiences who enjoyed our production of Kindertransport, will enjoy entering a young child’s probing mind and engaging mind.

Tickets: £10-£18

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Details

Date:
February 19
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/Event/monolog

Organiser

Chickenshed
Phone:
02082929222
Email:
bookings@chickenshed.org.uk
Website:
www.chickenshed.org.uk

Venue

Chickenshed Theatre
290 Chase Side
London, N14 4PE United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 8292 9222
Website:
https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/Event/monolog