When: 17th – 29th April 2018
Where: Pleasance, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
£: Tickets cost £15 or £13 for concessions
What is it?
This month, the Pleasance in London sees the world premiere of Charlotte Merriam’s Dames. Celebrating females with no filters, Dames is about the intimate and exposing nature of friendships in the true contemporary confessional; the club toilet.
Drowning in their own word vomit, six dysfunctional millennials collide, bond and clash. Siberian Lights’ gloriously rude debut play is a glimpse into the shambolic honesty of a world where the rules of civility are suspended.
Dames is a rude awakening about personal disarray. Exploring the desperate need for affirmation and security which leaks out when alcohol washes away the veneer of competent adulthood, the play uses surrealism to lay bare the barrier between thought and speech.
Dames features Ellie Heydon (Harlots, HULU/ITV; Growth, The Gate Theatre), Olivia Elsden (Sket, The Park Theatre; Doc Martin, ITV), Charlotte Merriam (Off their Rockers, ITV; Swansong, Edinburgh Fringe and Arcola Theatre), Arabella Neale (The Red Barn, National Theatre; A Very English Scandal, BBC), Bianca Stephens (Always Orange, RSC; Julius Caesar, Storyhouse Chester) and Melanie Stevens (Golf Course War Machine, UK tour; Frozen, The Other Room).
Siberian Lights is a female-centric theatre company set up in 2015 to celebrate and unite like-minded creatives by giving them a platform in the industry and a playground to flex their imagination.
More info: www.pleasance.co.uk