EGGS. VAULT FESTIVAL. 24TH FEB- 06TH MARCH 2016. H 18:30.
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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.
"Keith-Roach a playwright and actress worth keeping an eye on." Litro Magazine.
“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:
Orphee Productions is a female led collective dedicated to telling stories that challenge gender disparity. 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 with Sarah Berger, founder of So and So arts.
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.