Alice’s parents want the best for their British daughter.
A good education, a respectable career, a husband.
But despite her English name, Alice can never belong in England.
Nor does she want to.
Alice is an arresting solo play about otherness, Azerbaijani-British identity, and the power that comes from creating our own personal myths to define who we are.
Written and performed by Emily Renée and presented by Klein Blue (Are There Female Gorillas?, ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls, Brighton Fringe Festival, Camden People’s Theatre Calm Down, Dear Festival)Book Now
Emily Renée is a writer and performer from London. As a writer, her work centres on language and immigrant identity in the context of British culture. Her play Modern Love was selected as part of the Pleasance Theatre’s Litmus Fest and her short film Postcards From London was produced for the Tate Gallery’s Impressionists in London exhibition. She has been long-listed for the Old Vic 12 and was selected for the Modern Tales talent scheme. As an actor, her credits include Yesterday (dir. Danny Boyle), Endeavour (ITV), Victoria (ITV) and Jupiter Ascending (dir. The Wachowskis).
Klein Blue is a collective of female artists, headed by Sophie Ablett and Grace Strickland de Souza, making work that is innovative, urgent, visual and visceral. Their debut show Are There Female Gorillas? was funded by Arts Council England and played at Brighton Fringe Festival and Camden People’s Theatre’s Calm Down, Dear Festival in 2019 (★★★★ Spy in the Stalls: ‘a beautifully crafted piece of theatre’).Book Now
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Praise for Klein Blue's ‘Are There Female Gorillas?’
Spyinthestalls (4 stars)
‘beautifully written and well-crafted, smattered with outbreaks of spoken word.’
‘Sophie Ablett who plays Girl has a fantastic presence to her performance... with a clown-like playfulness and infectious energy. Grace Strickland de Souza’s Gorilla has a childlike likeability... the pair compliment each other well.’
‘A creative and thought provoking response to a topical debate, and is a beautifully crafted piece of theatre.’
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Underdog Reviews (4 stars)--
‘Expertly explores the female body in an era of mainstream feminism.’
‘The experimental piece is jam-packed with quirky ideas that layer the piece with depth, such as shaving a kiwi before eating it, providing thoughtful and fascinating visuals.’
‘The writing is slick... sizzles with energy and is a relevant, punchy piece of theatre.’
Total Theatre -
'a young company with such a sound grasp of dramaturgy.'
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