Just a quick reminder that Terri will be starring in two plays at The Tristan Bates theatre (tristanbatestheatre.co.uk) in Covent Garden, London and producing them both alongside her partners; the very talented Maxine Evans (who’ll be directing) and the equally talented writer Neil Docking.
I am sure she would love your support.
Tickets £15 full/ £13 concessions.
Mon 22 – Sat 27 June, 7.30pm.
Box office tel 020 7240 6283
BUY TICKETS HERE
Here’s an idea of what you’ll be watching –
Between them, and from differing perspectives, The Revlon Girl and Barren explore the grief associated with the loss of a child.
The Revlon Girl is based on real-life events associated with the mining disaster in 1966 in the village of Aberfan, South Wales and centres on an actual group of bereaved mothers that met in its aftermath. Though a fictionalized account of one of their actual meetings, the play touches on the real stories of those living in a working class, close knit community hit by this terrible event: the feelings that perhaps they were to blame; the sense of betrayal by those in authority; the mass grief endured under the ceaseless gaze of a shocked public (the Aberfan disaster was the first to be covered by television as it is today). At its heart however, The Revlon Girl is a human story of resilience; particularly of women living through a truly appalling event that brought out the very best, and the very worst, in people.
In Barren, the story powerfully documents the largely forgotten and often disregarded plight of those who will never have children. With many women postponing childbirth until their thirties (and sometimes beyond) and others who choose to postpone it indefinitely, the play will resonate beyond those who- like Andi and Vic, our couple at the heart of the play- are denied a child by nature. Theirs is a story with a different kind of tragedy at its heart: one of might-have-beens; of desperation; of dreams unfulfilled. This is couple who never asked for much in the first place- these are not high-flying careerists; they are an everyday couple with everyday hopes- robbed of the son that will only live in their dreams.
Though these plays can be described at once as offbeat, dark, humorous, tragic, heart-rending and even perhaps uplifting, they are – taken together – an exploration of arguably the most painful and senseless event that can happen to any human being- no matter who they are.