What’s On 2021 – New Writing 2

How Did I Get Here?

Making Waves Theatre Company and Exeter Northcott Kickstart Company

Fri 15 Oct 2021 07:00PM | £6

How Did I Get Here? is both a joyously funny and deeply moving piece of new writing, created in collaboration between Making Waves Theatre Company and young artists on Exeter Northcott’s Kickstart Programme. It explores mental health in young people, and asks how we can love ourselves and better understand other people.

Nhair

Conny Hancock

15 Oct 2021 07:00PM | £12 (£10.50 conc.)

Conny can’t get her garden to grow. She’s tried everything and honestly? It’s beginning to piss her off. On top of that, she’s trying to navigate tricky love interests, frustrating doctors appointments, and a new career. Oh. And she’s also really hairy.

Conny Hancock presents a light-hearted one-woman show touching on her lived experience with having polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Nhair is a hilarious, empowering and brutally honest ode to self-love, exploring what it’s like to not quite fit into the mould of a stereotypical woman. Expect laughs, cries, and awful ukulele playing.

The Geneva Convention of Human F**ks

Yet To Be

15 Oct 2021 08:30PM | £12 (£10.50 conc.)

Written by Charlie Whitworth

‘You place your order and sit down in one of the cubicles. The girl you’ve ordered comes over, delivers the coffee and then ducks under the table to get to business.’

Three blokes decide to do an epic grand tour of Europe to sample all the forbidden and exploited delights that the continent has to offer.

Performed entirely by female actors, The Geneva Convention of Human F**ks follows Liam, Peter and Michael on their travels as they revise what they think is right and wrong, challenge their friendship to breaking point and question their relationship as men to women.

“Mental”

Ugly Duck Theatre

16 Oct 08:30PM | £12 (£10.50 conc.)

“Mental” is a behind-the-scenes look at Autism. We follow a day in the life of Jake, an autistic teenager trying to navigate the trials and tribulations of a day at college. Throughout the show we see Jake’s brain symbolised by a somewhat frantic man in an office who is trying his best to keep up with the ever changing social life of Jake. And being an Autistic brain, has a bit more to do than others…

Life is hard for any teenager, but for Jake, it’s straight up hard work. Jake is Autistic, which means that some of the things that come very easily for some people, getting up early, socialising, partying etc. Prove much more of a challenge. And even though he is able to appear ‘normal’ a lot of the time, things are much more frantic behind the scenes! This show is a funny, touching and insightful look at the ‘behind the scenes’ of Autism which culminates in Jake doing one of the hardest things known to man. Talking to girls…