CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
A young woman who's never had a mother and grown woman who's never had a daughter find themselves in roles they never expected. When 17-year-old Grace's alcoholic father checks himself into rehab, she is sent to live with his distant cousin, 38-year-old Rhonda, who had an abortion ten years before. Will they fulfil the roles they're expected to, or will they find in each other something more complex, more troubling, perhaps even more beautiful?
The production seamlessly blends reality and theatricality, with the women's Inner Selves embodied onstage and serving as commentators, companions and constant judges, combining spoken word with achingly honest dialogue. In the post-Weinstein era, as the #metoo and #timesup movements take hold, it's time to create spaces where women can reclaim their bodies and their sexuality. Graceful opens the can of worms that is female desire in all its complexity, and lays it bare across the stage.Presented byFlugelman Productions. Director Courtney Larkin.