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Yazmin and Mollie are in the prime of their lives, or so they think. Surviving but not thriving at an elite private all-girls school. They navigate school, boys, friendships and the relentless pressures from society. Over three days, we watch as their worlds and friendships unravel. With lots of laughs, sex chat and “healthy competition”, these girls are the definition of a hot mess.
‘Excellence In All Areas’ explores the constant expectations that are placed on young women by school, pop culture and the world around them. From how they should look to how they should act; they are all seeking to be Beyonce with Einstein-level intellect. Constantly in pursuit of perfection, these girls buckle under the pressure with little emotional support. “Survival of the fittest” is taken to extremes as they adopt long-lasting coping mechanisms from disordered eating, excessive exercise, belittling others and seeking validation through sex.
At its core, ‘Excellence In All Areas’ begs the question: What do we lose in the pursuit of perfection?
‘Brave Potatoes Productions’ is an emerging theatre company based in London. The trio has been working together as artists for over a year and performed their debut play ‘Bare With Me’ at Bar Soho for Pride 2022. They are a queer-led company that prides itself in telling stories, through the medium of comedy, of the queer experience, mental health, identity and friendship.
Press & Reviews “Praise for Previous Work”
Let’s Be Crystal Queer;
“Bare With Me makes you laugh, cry and feel represented in an honest way I haven’t seen for ages”
"Praise for Previous Work"
“Rodgers played the role of Lesley with a cheekiness and naivety...The closing gambit was delivered with great sincerity.”
Cast & Creative Team Writer/Co-Director: LAURA HALL (she/her)
Co-Director: LOTTIE TOLHURST (she/her)
Producer: SIÂN KAYLEIGH (they/them)
Yazmin: GEORGIE RODGERS (she/her)
Mollie: BECKY BANNER (she/her)