Martha Watson Allpress presents
Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)
VAULT FESTIVAL, Crypt, 5- 9 February 2020
Can a theatre show help domestic violence victims? Previously a production in 2013 called The Glass House was staged at EdFringe to tackle issues of domestic abuse. Laura Barnett from Guardian wrote that "....Theatre is a really powerful tool.."
This year in 2020, Martha Watson Allpress will be bringing Patrica Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her) to Vaults Festival 2020.
A one-woman show that presents an honest, funny and heartbreaking look at what it is to recover from trauma. The project is a personal narrative that aims to shatter the weathered stereotype of the 'broken woman,' and instead presents a survivor in all her colours. This project is very important to the team, given the climate today. Domestic abuse is a massive societal issue, and statistics have shown that an estimated 1.3 million women experienced domestic abuse in the last year alone in England and Wales (ONS, 2018)
Your donation will help fund tickets for younger audiences from various backgrounds, to come and watch this important piece of work. If you have previously watch our run at The White Bear Theatre , please help to Pay-It-Forward!
Breakdown of your £12 contribution as follows:
Standard Ticket : £9.50 + £1.50 ticket commission= £11
Donation of Ticket £11 + £1 admin fee from funding = £12
London Pub Theatre ★★★★
"Patricia is played flawlessly by Angelina Chudi...The script is fantastic, it’s witty, it’s aware, it’s deep, and it deals with a hard subject matter in a real and often humorous way without trivialising it"
Patricia Gets Ready was first staged at the White Bear Theatre and was invited back for a second run due to popular demand. This is Martha Watson Allpress's first full length play. She is currently training on the BA Acting Course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her short pieces have been performed at venues such as The Bunker, Lyric Hammersmith and Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Director Kaleya Baxehas previously worked on short pieces at The Roundhouse and leading fringe venues such as The Bunker and Theatre503, as well as assisting at The Kiln, Gate and Arcola Theatre. Performer Angelina Chudialso trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her Theatre credits include Messiah (Bear Trap Theatre), Welcome to Thebes (Filter Theatre) and Galvanise (Vault Festival).