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CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers). Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....


VenueUpstairs at the Gatehouse
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From20th August 2019
To24th August 2019
What is currently on at Upstairs at the Gatehouse (V1170)


All Oddball has to do is behave like a normal person on a date. Easy. It's in a restaurant though. Restaurants have food. And other people. Food and people. She might pull her skin off with pliers. That's normal... right? Putting the 'logical' in 'pathological,' this one woman show invites audiences into the brain of a person with an eating disorder, to explore thought processes which - quite frankly - don't always make sense from an outsider's perspective. Oddball uses sound-design, silliness, and zero respect for the 4th wall to debunk stigma surrounding a disorder which is still misunderstood as ?vain.' No romance. No romcom crisis recovery arc. That's been done. And it's rubbish. 'It's 2019. We are all pretty good at talking about mental health, depression, anxiety, addiction. But I cringe every time I have to explain why I was in and out of hospitals from the age of 13-20... That's not cool.' Francesca Forristal It's time to change the narrative. Now all Oddball has to do is deconstruct every toxic preconception society has on eating disorders - in 60 mins. Piece of cake... Wait.
Author Francesca Forristal

Archive :: production:T1517065166, one person show:S0616331231, venue:V1170

Production details


Director Micha Mirto
Performer Francesca Forristal

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