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Three To See 2015: Theatrical Solo Shows

By | Published on Friday 7 August 2015


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses is still busy tipping, this time three solo shows from the theatre programme.

I Am Not Myself These Days
For this show, writer and performer Tom Stuart has adapted Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s best selling autobiography, a dark yet funny memoir of a young New Yorker’s dual life as advertising art director by day, drag queen by night. The result promises to be humorous, yet brutal and heartbreaking, dealing as it does with drugs and alcohol addiction, as well as issues affecting LGBTQ communities.
Pleasance Courtyard, from 5 until 30 Aug

Bortle 8 (pictured)
Before finding this show in the programme I had no idea what Bortle 8 meant, and now I do, but I’m not going to explain – if you want to know you will have to google it yourself – but what I did realise, when I saw it, was that this is a new show from Chris Davis, the creative force behind ‘Drunk Lion’, a show that we saw last year and loved. That being the case, I am expecting this to be extremely very good. No pressure, Chris.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, from 6 until 30 Aug

Tar Baby
This sounds like a bit of a mixture of things really – it’s a solo show performed by a comedian, Desiree Burch, so I suspect there’ll be a stand up element or feel to it. But however you would categorise it, it’s a show which is set to tackle some important and very current stuff, as Burch promises to challenge the notion of a post-racial America.
Gilded Balloon, from 5 until 31 Aug

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