This January, prepare to be plunged into the funny, filthy and grotesquely honest world of the twenty-something female. Fusing dance, verbatim text and a vast amount of chocolate cake Private View is the stark, combined account of three young women who are just trying to work out, quite frankly, what the hell is going on.
Part love song and part hate mail, Izabella Malewska, Tutku Barbaros and Lilly Pollard are ready to confront the addictive and futile pursuit for perfection. From the f-word to selfies to panic googling acne cures to extreme diets, this performance piece gazes both inwards and outwards as three friends attempt to beat, or at least tussle with, their personal demons in a search to find their true selves.
Stripping both literally and figuratively, Private View will interrogate our enigmatic relationship with body image by drawing from personal experience as well as wider cultural phenomenon: Can I lose 2 stone in a week? Is that a stretch mark? Are my friends more successful than me? Am I the fat one? Am I over sharing? Are my nipples weird? Will people stop listening if I say I am feminist? … Seriously, who really am I?
This dark and comic show, running for 3 weeks only at Theatre Delicatessen – Thursday 8th January – Saturday 31st January – is not pretending to be the solution to the ruthless ideals that society forces on women, nor is it promising to offer clarity on how to navigate modern femininity; It is just three girls inviting you to join their attempt to discover what being a woman in 2014 means to them, digging deeply through a surmounting pile of wax strips, celery sticks and Beyoncé CDs on the way.
So ask yourself this: Are you ready for this jelly?
The 4th Floor, Theatre Delicatessen
Dates: Thursday 8th January – Saturday 31st January
Performance Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: General £12 and concessions £10
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