It’s time for Miss Havisham to move on. Can she reclaim her glow from the ravages of the gaslighting, the ghosting and the ashes of her trauma?
Suitable for All Ages
“If you knew my story, your heart would break too…”
Miss Havisham – the embodiment of stuck rage; the ultimate manifestation of the histrionic female gothic monster. She is the uncontested poster girl for untreated psychological trauma.
But is her fate sealed? Can Miss Havisham move on from the breadcrumbing; the gaslighting and the ghosting? Can she emerge from the ashes of her trauma; rising to reinvent her life with renewed purpose and hope? Can she find her glow?
Havisham offers a fresh take on Charles Dickens’ mawkish yet mesmerising character and, in exposing the ravages of coercive control, seeks to offer a new perspective on female emancipation.
For ROOM- A Room of One’s Own (Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe 2022)
OUTSTANDING FRINGE REVIEW
'This is an exquisite performance... As a condensation and enactment of Woolf's seminal text, this can't be improved... The outstanding one-person show I've seen this Fringe.'
★★★★★ REVIEW HUB
'Alexander, as Room's writer, delivers a linguistic treat. The language is a joy to hear. As a performer, Alexander is a delight to watch. Her assured performance is pitch perfect, and her nuanced vocal delivery brings the rich language to life.'
★★★★ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
‘A beautiful portrayal by an accomplished actor at the top of her game.’
★★★★ BROADWAY BABY
'Heather Alexander lit up the stage as she portrayed one of the most fearless female writers in history.'
★★★★ WEE REVIEW
‘Vital feminist essay, thrillingly brought to life. This is a wonderful theatrical representation of a timeless essay.’
★★★★ NORTHWESTEND THEATRE
‘A play that hits the nail on the head…written and performed by Heather Alexander, is a refined, intimate, and literary pleasure. ’
'Very convincing and beautifully played…masterfully brought to the stage. I did enjoy the actors' convincing and captivating acting. A play that stays in your memory for a long time.' Marie Sibold (5/5)
'Heather Alexander has invented a new genre and format… performs as Virginia Woolf, with the passion and conviction the real Virginia Woolf would have had.' Chris Neville-Smith
‘Refreshingly unsentimental, passionate & utterly absorbing, @HAlexTheatre revels in the complexities & contradictions of Virginia Woolf. Feminism, class & artistic freedom are debated in this brilliantly detailed portrait of a formidable intellect.' 4/5 Fringe Biscuit
‘Alexander beautifully portrays Woolf…’ Carly Fisher
DATES AND TIMES
Thur 11 May @ 7:45pm
Fri 12 May @ 7:45pm
Sat 13 May @ 7.45pm
RUNNING TIME: 60min
The Rotunda Theatre
Written and Performed by Heather Alexanderlex
Direction and Dramaturgy by Dominique Gerrard