Following a successful debut at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, a short run at the Hen & Chickens in London and a string of showings at the Brighton Fringe, this one woman show is continuing to make its way across the country.
'The Formidable Lizzie Boone' will pull you into Lizzie's world for a night of drama, healing and dark humour.
Centred around a therapist's office, the show explores the intricacies of humanity through a woman who loves vodka with lemonade and a cat called Lionel.
Lizzie catapults us through her life; from the torment of school bullies to darker experiences and chaotic spirals; the pieces of her life that jammed together, eventually pushing her over the edge and into her recent breakdown.
With lively voice-overs bringing to life an array of characters from soothing therapist Marie to wild child Debz, amongst others, this play is bursting with soul and humanity.
A burlesque dance scene also features, showing off the sensual and theatrical side of burlesque and highlighting ‘the art of tease’ to be a way of finding your own spark and celebrating your womanhood.
Trigger Warning: Contains references to mental health/breakdowns and sexual assault
CAST + CREATIVE TEAM
Lizzie is played by writer Selina Helliwell who has worked with emerging Northern Director Hannah Heaton, and many talented voice actors, to bring this piece together.
PRESS + REVIEWS
"Poetic, imaginative and compelling" She-Wolf
"A quirky, likeable trip through the inner life of an urban young woman" Number 9 Reviews
"A bold choice and a well executed piece" Manchester Theatre Academy
“The play really gripped - a burlesque performance mid-show was also compelling” London Theatre 1
65 minutes, no interval