Essex girl Persephone finds herself in a world she could never have imagined.
Suitable for Age 12 +
Persephone, an Essex girl from a concrete town, has to navigate her journey into womanhood with great difficulty. Her mother is distant and unreliable, her unstable emotions ruling the family home. The girls at school are hard and mean and set out to make Persephone miserable. Her body is changing, growing more wild and unruly, the hair on her body unable to be tamed. And a burning sense of desire hums through her in a way she doesn’t fully understand.
When the figure from her dreams materialises and asks her to join them in the Underworld, she takes the opportunity to escape her life above. But whilst her sexuality blossoms and she learns to harness her powers, her mother’s grief shatters everything around her and Persephone must find forgiveness to rebuild a burning bridge. Persephone must be strong enough to embrace her mother’s pain, a woman’s pain, and reconfigure a life the world above tried to crush into something small and uncomplaining.
★★★★ Razz Magazine ‘A simultaneously moving and hilarious performance’ (for Loneliness and Other Adventures)
★★★★ London Theatre ‘an intense and enjoyable production’ (for Shakespeare's Mad Women: A Love Letter to Shakespearean F**kboys)
Content warnings: eating disorders, sexual references, self-harm, physical and emotional abuse, depression
Theatre, Drama, Physical theatre
Low Income: £5 (Proof required)
DATES AND TIMES
Tue 16 May @ 4:20pm
Wed 17 May @ 4:20pm
Thur 18 May @ 4:20pm
Fri 19 May @ 4:20pm
Sat 20 May @ 2:30pm
Sun 21 May @ 2:30pm
RUNNING TIME: 70min
The Rotunda Theatre
Written by: Ami Sayers, Abi Smith and Mollie Semple
Directed by: Abi Smith