Barefaced presents three new plays by Berri George

Barefaced Theatre presents A Significant Role - a season of 3 new plays by Berri George, at Portobello Pop Up digital Microplex cinema, in west London, from 6 to 31 Oct 2012

Mad Women, 6 to 13 Oct 2012. Examines the perceived madness of Mary Shelley, whose sensational personal life and loss of her children found release in her novel Frankenstein; Emily Dickinson, the 19th century American whose poems reached far beyond the confines of her reclusive life; the utopian feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman, plagued by depression, whose story The Yellow Wallpaper highlighted the horrors of confinement for women termed ‘mad’; and Virginia Woolf, the modernist genius whose own demons would eventually consume her.

All Hidden / Scratch Beneath Festival (Double Bill) , 14 to 21 Oct 2012. ALL HIDDEN is a brand new play that charts the stories of two courageous women; Eileen Nearne was an SOE during the Second World War and Sophie Walker works as an intelligence officer within MI5 today. The play conjoins the worlds of these female spies. Alongside this one act play, presented as a double bill, will be theSCRATCH BENEATH FESTIVAL , exploring what happens when new artists scratch beneath the surface of their potential to bring new ideas out into the world and present them as a mini show. Including, First Night by Pete Maxey, Halb – Welt Kultur: The life of the Weimar Girls performed by Stephanie Hampton, Postcards from Medea by Jose Gandia, The Lemons, written and performed by Lowri Jenkins plus Celyn Ebenezer performs her eerie one-woman show.

Whore, 24 to 31 Oct 2012. Insight into four of history’s most interesting prostitutes. Meet Theresa Berkley, a 19th Century Dominatrix, Marie Duplessis, a famous French courtesan, Polly Adler, a New York 1920’s brothel madam with heavy links to the mob, and Valerie Solanas, American prostitute turned Warhol assassin.

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