The Bogus Woman

The Bogus Woman

Fri 02 - Sat 03 October 2015

Season highlight

‘a passionate story about the experiences of one African woman arriving on these inhospitable shores.... Adshead tells it with such spare poetry and blistering anger’
The Guardian

‘an outstanding performance’
The Stage

‘essential watching’
The Independent
 
An African woman arrives in a strange country fleeing for her life, seeking safety and asylum. Despite having committed no crime she is indefinitely confined, interrogated, humiliated and abused. She witnesses the cruelty of the authorities and their casual disregard for an individual’s human rights. This strange country is England.

Krissi Bohn (Coronation Street) performs this powerful, poetic and heart-wrenching play – bringing to life the 51 sharply etched characters who retell the experiences of this young woman.

Please note that this production contains strong language and scenes that may be unsuitable for younger audiences.

Written by Kay Adshead
Directed by Zoë Waterman

Age guidance: 16 years +

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Company

Sophie Curtis formed Curtis Productions in 2014 and is thrilled to be presenting THE BOGUS WOMAN for touring in Autumn 2015 in association with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. Sophie spent seven years as Producer for Theatre by the Lake, working on more than 60 in-house productions, as well as touring work.

With a background in casting, stage management, set design, marketing, general management and production Sophie is now based in London and works freelance on theatre projects across the country. She is also an associate at Esta Charkham Associates taking an active role in nurturing and developing careers of both young and established actors.

Reviews

‘a passionate story about the experiences of one African woman arriving on these inhospitable shores.... Adshead tells it with such spare poetry and blistering anger’
The Guardian

‘an outstanding performance’ 
The Stage

‘essential watching’ 
The Independent

‘Krissi Bohn … a mesmerizing, powerful and heart-wrenching performance’ 
The Stage

‘This is political theatre at its most campaigning – it is an absorbing work designed to expose inhumane practices and instigate change … there is no denying the emotional impact of Bohn’s superb, multi-layered performance’ 
The Stage

‘Up and down Bohn paces, delivering her bleakly expressive lines in a way that is as emotionally intimate and compellingly intricate as a piece of solo chamber music’ 
The Independent

show details

Dates: Fri 2 - Sat 3 Oct
Times: Fri - 7pm | Sat - 9pm
Running time: 80 mins (no interval)
Prices: £12 (£10 conc)
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage
Venue: Unity Theatre (U1)
Ages: 16+ 

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