Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)

Martha Watson Allpress

Theatre
05 — 09 Feb
Crypt - The Vaults, Leake Street
20:40
£10.00
1hr 00m
15+
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TRIGGER WARNING: Discussions and descriptions of domestic violence, please consider before booking and take care of yourself. Also includes sexual references.
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Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)

Patricia has spent a year crafting a kick ass speech while recovering from an abusive relationship. But when she bumps into her ex on the street, and accidentally agrees to dinner with him that night, she's got some big decisions to make; what to wear? What to say? And whether or not to go? Join Patricia as she gets ready for the date; tells stories of her past, how it has affected her present, and looks honestly at her future.

Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her) is an honest, funny and heartbreaking look at what it is to recover from trauma. Aiming to shatter the weathered stereotype of the 'broken woman,' this show presents a survivor, in all her colours.

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About Martha Watson Allpress

Patricia Gets Ready made its debut at the White Bear Theatre and was invited back for a second run due to popular demand. It is writer Martha Watson Allpress' first full length play, who is currently training on the BA Acting Course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her short pieces have been performed at venues such as The Bunker, Lyric Hammersmith and Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Her second full length show will debut at the Bread & Roses Theatre in April 2020.

Director Kaleya Baxe has previously worked on short pieces at The Roundhouse and leading fringe venues such as The Bunker and Theatre503, as well as assisting at The Kiln, Gate and Arcola Theatre. Last year she was the recipient of the MGCFutures Assistant Director Bursary 2019 and trained on the Young Vic's Intro to Directing course mentored by Roy Alexander Weise.

Breathtaking performer Angelina Chudi also trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her training credits include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Her Naked Skin and The Sound and The Fury (The Pleasance, London) in association with Complicité.
Further theatre credits include Welcome to Thebes (Filter Theatre), Galvanise (Vaults Festival), A Christmas Carol (South Street Arts Centre), My Beautiful City (Arcola Theatre/National Youth Theatre) and Lie With Me (Talawa Theatre Company - TYPT:14).

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Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)

Martha Watson Allpress

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Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)

Martha Watson Allpress

Press & Reviews

London Pub Theatre
★ ★ ★ ★
"Patricia is played flawlessly by Angelina Chudi...The script is fantastic, it’s witty, it’s aware, it’s deep, and it deals with a hard subject matter in a real and often humorous way without trivialising it"

Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)

Martha Watson Allpress

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