MISS FORTUNATE

Presented by Molly O'Shea

People say if you don’t laugh you’ll cry, but you can totally just do both.

What else can you do when you’re an orphan at 21, your mum is in a box, and you have a face that launched a thousand ships but a waistline that made them turn back?

Being a woman is complicated. Do you tell the boy you woke up next to that your mum has just died, or is that a bit much? Maybe you tell him that’s why you need saving or that it’s actually a relief, mother’s day was getting so expensive, or maybe you’re ok telling him you’re not ok.

There are three parts to every good story but women can’t write those so this just has three bitches instead.

Just another show about sex and death.

Part of Let's Talk @ VAULT Festival with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Theatre & Performance
Varies01 — 03 Mar
Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street
Varies
£12.00
1hr 00m
15+
Combo OfferDramaPlaySolo Performer
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Dates

Friday 1 March Fri 1 Mar 18:20 Book Now
Saturday 2 March Sat 2 Mar 15:20 Book Now
Saturday 2 March Sat 2 Mar 18:20 Book Now
Sunday 3 March Sun 3 Mar 18:20 Book Now

About the company

Molly O'Shea

Molly's mum died when she was 21 leaving her with 3 cats, no living relatives, a face that launched a thousand ships and a waistline that made them turn back. Oh and a sense of humour.

Her previous work includes talking about her period, The Muppets and Scary Spice in front of an audience of the mainly male, older gatekeepers of the film industry in a bid to introduce them to intersectional feminism.

Credits

Molly O'Shea - Writer/Performer

Molly cut her teeth working with critically acclaimed immersive theatre company You Me Bum Bum Train. During that time she was headhunted by BBC Entertainment and has since been involved in the production of several documentaries that have aired on BBC 2.

Molly works internationally and has produced a New Zealand Film Commission short film among others. She also produced the Auckland and London seasons of All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever which has won a total of 6 theatre awards internationally.

Molly is now concentrating on writing so finds herself alone in her room a lot. While alone in her room she developed a comedy series about grief that is looking for a home. A year ago Dame Jane Campion asked Molly to join her in giving a key note address. Molly spoke about the struggle for young women in the film industry and sleeping on bloody sheets. The link to the speech is here - https://vimeo.com/244913355

Oliver Dawe - Director

Oliver is a theatre director and writer. He trained at Drama Centre London and is currently an associate artist of Hackney Showroom and artistic director of RIVE Productions.

His directing work includes: Frau Welt (Hackney Showroom/Assembly Rooms), Dead Sheep (UK Tour), Perfidious Lion (Underbelly), Pufferfish (Pleasance Theatre), PLAY (Vault Theatre), Ricochet (Southwark Playhouse), Pink Confetti (London/Bucharest), The Dog, The Night and The Knife (Arcola Theatre), We Really Should Do Something (Bush Theatre), Cold Call (Southwark Playhouse), Little Baby Nothing (Theatre 503), After The Ball (Theatre 503), The Criminals (Platform Theatre).

Oliver co-wrote and directed Frau Welt that was nominated for three Off West End Awards -Best Male, Best Director and the TBC Award for productions that defy traditional categories. He is currently being mentored by the Michael Grandage Company.

Rebecca Durbin - Producer

Rebecca is the Founder and Artistic Director of PLAY Theatre Company and a freela

Press & Reviews

"An instant Feminist classic" - Medium.com