EGGS

"These actresses are brilliant...I couldn't stop smiling," 5 Stars, West End Wilma.

"Eggs is an absolutely superb piece of writing, let alone a triumph of female theatre." 5 Stars, Grumpy Gay Critic.

"Profound, insightful... Nothing is taboo...the script surprises the audience from beginning to end and is so truthful... I loved Eggs." 5 Stars, Female Arts Magazine.

A  five star dark comedy about female friendship, fertility and freaking out. By Florence Keith-Roach.

Eggs was kindly supported by Arts Council England.

To watch a trailer of Eggs at the Vaults Click Here.

TO WATCH A  FILMED PERFORMANCE  OF EGGS AT THE CRESCENT STAGE, THE VAULTS, FEB-MARCH 2016 CLICK HERE

Photos by Lily Ashley

Performance photos by Simon Annand

EGGS. VAULT FESTIVAL. 24TH FEB- 06TH MARCH 2016. H 18:30.

Press:

To read an article about Eggs and gender disparity in the arts  by Florence Keith-Roach for Exeunt Magazine; Click Here.

To read an interview with Florence Keith-Roach about Eggs in Female Arts Magazine; Click Here

To read a feature about Florence Keith-Roach and London Must See Female playwrights in London Calling;Click Here.

For more features, interviews and reviews go to Press.

Florence and Amani being interviewed about Eggs on London Live TV.


EGGS, is a dark comedy about female friendship, fertility and freaking out, by Florence Keith-Roach.

This newly developed version,opened at the VAULT FESTIVAL  on the Crescent stage. 24th Feb-6th March, 2016.

We had sold out audiences, a host of five star reviews and are hoping to tour the play later in the year.  "Keith-Roach a playwright (and actress) worth keeping an eye on." Litro Magazine.

EGGS:

“They say that most crimes are performed by sexually frustrated men on a largely sugar based diet.

I eat a lot of MAOMS"

A dark comedy about *female friendship*, *fertility* and *freaking out*.

Though friends from university, GIRL 1 & GIRL 2 are living very different lives. The only things left that unite them are their struggle against society’s expectations, a love of 90s dance music and a mounting alienation.

Over the course of a year, the tension of this realisation mounts and the wilfully humorous banality of their dialogues, so reassuring at first, begins to grate against a far more sincere and ultimately tragic subtext.

For this is a story about coming to terms with the absurd horror of one’s own fragmentation in the world. A world where the untimely death of a friend, IVF, pop-feminism, Scarlett Johansson, MDMA and Cher’s 90s comeback album all chaotically co-exist.

In the end, it is their friendship, however flawed, which rescues these women from utter alienation. This play celebrates these relationships, for all their bickering and sardonic glory.

A play about young women, trying to figure out what that even means. About young people, trying to figure out how to be.

Eggs has been chosen to be published in an anotholgy of five plays at the Vault Festival. A copy of this anthology is availaible to buy here:

http://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/Book/1844/Plays-fro...

Orphee Productions is a female led collective dedicated to telling stories that challenge gender disparity.

In line with our mission to address gender disparity in the arts, we are hosting a series of talks and workshops for schools, universities and charities, addressing some of the themes raised in this play. If you would be interested in hearing more about these, or to book a talk, please do get in touch.

We hosted a talk in association with SURGE TALKS about gender disparity in the arts with Sarah Berger, founder of So and So arts.  For more information please get in touch.


THE TEAM

Girl 1: Florence Keith-Roach

Girl 2: Amani Zardoe

Directed by Lucy Wray

Produced by Lucie Massey

Set Design by Clementine Keith-Roach

Costume Design by Lily Ashley

Lighting design: Lucy Hansom

Sound Design: Jon Mcloud

Associate Producer: Hannah Tookey

Executive Producer: Alex Timken

Poster design by Clementine Keith-Roach

Photograph by Lily Ashley

With very special thanks to Maud Dromgoole, director and dramturg of Eggs in Edinburgh 2015.


REVIEWS AND MORE PRESS.

To watch audience responses click Here.

"These actresses are brilliant...I couldn't stop smiling," 5 Stars, West End Wilma.

"Eggs is an absolutely superb piece of writing, let alone a triumph of female theatre." 5 Stars, Grumpy Gay Critic.

"Profound, insightful... Nothing is taboo...the script surprises the audience from beginning to end and is so truthful... I loved Eggs." 5 Stars, Female Arts Magazine.

"The satirical observations are so well-made that we find our laughter tinged with nervous self-examination at almost every point." 4.5 Stars, The Reviews Hub.

"Magnificent Writing," 4 Stars London City Nights.

 "We are...hilariously lacerated by Keith-Roache’s searing, serrated-edge exposé of female twenty-something vulnerabilities and fears." 4 Stars, London Theatre1.

"A quick, witty, honest two hander," 4 Stars. Everything Theatre.

 "tender and delicate—Eggs is worth the price of admission, and Keith-Roach a playwright (and actress) worth keeping an eye on.Litro Magazine

To read an interview with Florence Keith-Roach about Eggs in Resident Magazine; Click Here.

To read a feature about EGGS in A Younger Theatre; Click Here.

Eggs could not have happened without the support of some generous donors. See the programme below for details.

TO READ MORE ABOUT EGGS AND FOR ALL PRESS. CLICK HERE.

To read an interview with florence Keith-Roach about Eggs and its upcoming VAULT FESTIVAL run:  CLICK HERE

EGGS has been chosen by Nick Hern Books to be published in an anthology of the five best plays at VAULT Festival.  To preorder a copy click here.


EGGS. EDINBURGH FREESTIVAL. AUG. 2015


“Honest, smashing…a rare treat,” (The Evening Standard)


CREATIVE TEAM

Orphee Productions

Written & Produced by Florence Keith-Roach

Directed by Maud Dromgoole

Assistant Producer: Christine Bramwell

Sound Design by Alison Craig

Choreography by Tara D’Arquian

Stage Managed by Imogen Wyatt Corner

CAST

Florence Keith-Roach- Girl 1

Amani Zardoe - Girl 2

 

Press

“Honest, smashing…a rare treat,” (The Evening Standard)

The genius of her work is simmering away; in a few years your ticket stub will be the kudos you saw her concoction of sex, drugs and lonely disco here first.” (5* Broadway Baby).

“Refreshingly unabashed… a serious and heartfelt work…playwright Florence Keith-Roach is a rising star… her fellow actor, Amani Zardoe, is clearly one to watch too.”(Fringe Guru)

“Excellent, a truly great depiction of friendship,” (Female Arts Magazine)

“Wonderfully-written: unselfconscious, witty, sharp and perceptive,”(5*, Adelaide University Union)

 
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Tweets from Eggs’ audience

Eggs attracted hundreds of audience members, many of whom reviewed the show on twitter. Some of these extraordinary responses are recorded below.

Matilda James @Matilda_James Aug 24

And also #EggsThePlay which made me laugh/cry in recognition/horror/glee. A delight to sit with such wit & cheek & good company for an hour

Georgie Harris @xgeorgiehx Aug 24

Such an enjoyable & thought-provoking show #eggstheplay @edfringe

Gemma @curlyhairedGem Aug 24

Wow, #eggstheplay at #edfringe was amazing. Fantastic clever writing and brilliant performances. Loved loved loved

Gabriella Williams @Gabriella9876 Aug 23

If you're at #EdinburghFestival make sure you see @Florencesahara in #EggsThePlay - totally brilliant!! 5 stars and free!! Go go go!

Karlyn Sutherland @karlyn_s Aug 21

So, #eggstheplay this morning was brilliant. Best thing I've seen @fringe this year! And it was FREE, which seems mental. Go and see it!

Donna Petrie @Dotty_McDotts Aug 20

without doubt my favourite show #eggstheplay @edfringe was like watching my own life played out at times #friends #fertility #freakingout

Attempts On Her Life @AOHL_EdFringe15 Aug 10

#eggstheplay at @freestival is a comedy delight! Clever script and brilliant acting! #edfringe2015 #Theatre #comedy #female #friendship

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT EGGS AND IT'S UPCOMING PERFORMANCES, CLICK HERE.