Image © illustration by Heedayah Lockman

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

17 May-22 May

Patricia has spent a year crafting a kick-ass speech while recovering from an abusive relationship. 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. 

Description

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. 

★★★★★ “Standout Show of Edfringe 2021.”

The Stage

★★★★★ “…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.”

London Pub Theatre

★★★★★ “Under the direction of Kaleya Baxe, ‘Patricia’ is bold, funny (very funny) and sexually confident.”

The Guardian

Awards

Charlie Harthill Award / Pleasance Theatre 2021 
A development fund for UK-based Artists of Colour to bring work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 
The Infallibles Theatrical Excellence / 2020 
Online OnComm Commendation / Reading Fringe Festival 2020 
Show Of The Week / Vaults Festival 2020

This play discusses the issue of domestic violence and abuse so please book with care.

Supported by Arts Council England, Brixton House & Tender UK. Previously Supported by Charlie Harthill Theatre Reserves – Development Fund & Stage One Producers Bursary for New Producers

BSL interpreted performance 
Fri 20 June, 8.00pm 

Recommended age: 12+
Trigger warnings: Contains Distressing Themes. Strong Language / Swearing / Descriptions of a sexual nature / Descriptions of violence / Mention of Abortion

CREATIVE TEAM

Producer – Nur Khairiyah (Khai)
Playwright
– Martha Watson Allpress
Director – Kaleya Baxe
Actor – Yasmin Dawes
Well-Being Practitioner – Abs Sol
Production Stage Manager – Leon Smith
Sound Designer – Beth Duke
Set & Costume Designer – Ella Clarke
Poster Illustration – Heedayah Lockman
Publicity Images – Xanthus
Lighting Designer – Jessica Brigham
Assistant Producer – Layla Madanat
Rehearsal & Production Photos – Korey J Ryan

CAST

Yasmin Dawes

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