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Three To See 2015: Verbatim Performances

By | Published on Thursday 30 July 2015


It’s ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses with three striking and bold verbatim performances for you to check out.

Trans Scripts (pictured)
The lives and experiences of six transgender women are conveyed in ‘Trans Scripts’, which is described as a “rare and intimate glimpse into the lives of people embracing their authentic selves”. The show, brought over from New York by award winning producer Paul Lucas, features an internationally renowned cast, and is directed by another award winner, Linda Ames Key. Expect to be moved by this revelatory piece.
Pleasance Courtyard, from 5 until 31 Aug

This should be pretty powerful, I think; adapted from a book of verbatim interviews, ‘Valiant Women in War and Exile’ by Sally Hayton-Keeva, this is a documentary performance focusing on the role of women in war, via the experiences of thirteen different people. Women are so often missing from our narratives about war, their contributions often unsung, so it’s great to see a piece of theatre redressing the balance.
C venues – C nova, from 5 until 31 Aug

Two years ago in London’s E15, a group of 29 young mothers facing relocation due to rocketing rents confronted Newham Council about about the gentrification of their home town. This piece of theatre documents the story of their action, using the real life testimonies of activists, witnesses and councillor, and offers an impassioned and timely look at an increasingly pressing issue.
Gilded Balloon, from 16 – 31 Aug

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