"Don't stack me away in little boxes to collect dust!"
Laugh and cry as Joann Condon (Little Britain, Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes, The Office, Edge of Heaven, Cradle to Grave) presents Little Boxes. "My new one woman show lifts the lid on all the little boxes that are created for us: Mum, woman, actor, writer, comic, cook, cleaner... who am I... and who are you... really?
Have you ever felt that you have been unfairly categorised, pigeon-holed, "boxed-up"? You want to scream, "That's not me! You don't know me!" It happens to all of us; friends, family and people you've just met put you in a box and keep you there. And yes, we do it to ourselves and to other people.
Well, actress and comedian Joann, has had enough. "Just because we look a certain, way and speak a certain way, and are of a certain age, people make snap decisions about who we are." Follow Joann on her journey of discovery, as she sorts through the boxes she has accumulated during her life.
Joann Condon is a British actor. She started in theatre and went on to have has some fantastic roles in fabulous UK comedies and sitcoms such as 'Little Britain', where she featured as Fat Fighters attendee 'Pat'. She has also performed in 'Edge of Heaven', 'The Office' , 'Cradle to Grave' and 'Harry Hill's Shark Infested Custard'. In 2019 she appeared in 'Dad's Army The Lost Episodes'. Little Boxes is the first time she has written and starred in her own production.
AlphaMums is a new female led production company that Joann Condon and Leonie Rachel have set up in order to support their writing and performing. We feel that the voice of the middle aged female could be much stronger in entertainment, and we want to be able to share our knowledge and experiences in this format. As well as 'Little Boxes' we are currently writing a sitcom for children called 'CINEMARE'. So, watch this space...Book Now
Daniel Brennan has been directing for 20 years. Work includes tours of 'Dinner' by Moira Buffini, 'Relative Values' by Noël Coward and a controversial version of Peter Nichols' 'A Day in the Death if Joe Egg' in Malta. He is the creator of the Off Cut playwriting festival, which originated in London 2009 and now has relaunched in Manchester, and is currently developing the ACE-funded 'Green Door', the important true story of one woman's experience of domestic abuse and coercive control, for Square Chapel in Halifax.
Spy in the Stalls ***** "Just one woman’s humanity. And a lot of fun"
London Theatre1 **** "Condon’s comic timing is impeccable"
Theatre Weekly **** "Unwraps the thoughts and feelings we all experience but perhaps choose to keep stored away"
Broadway Baby **** "The concept behind this production makes you look at people and your own life and question"
London Pub Theatres **** "Funny, touching ... ticks all the right boxes"
The Plays the Thing "a joyful delve into one woman’s life, celebrating the successes, the
heartbreak, and everything in between"
Phoenix Remix "Condon promises we will laugh and cry, and laugh and cry we did!"
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