PressI Am My Own Wife
The gripping true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf and her remarkable survival during the most shameful periods in 20th Century Europe.As a celebrated museum curator, survivor of brutal childhood and successful navigator of both Nazi and Communist regimes, Charlotte’s experience is a complex saga of courage, self-discovery and heartbreak made even more remarkable as Charlotte was born a man. Whilst presenting a form of inspiration for many, her steadfast refusal to compromise her values became a target of vilification for others.Based on a series of interviews With Charlotte by Doug Wright, the play was written for one actor who portrays Charlotte and those involved in her life, receiving both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize when it was first staged on Broadway.It’s a truly extraordinary piece, and one that is not easily forgotten.
Venue 209 Greenside (Nicolson Square) Emerald Theatre
4-26 August 2017 - 22:00
Running Time 1 Hour 50 Mins Download .docx file HERE A Different Way Home
A play of a family divided.In this amusing and deeply moving play, a brother (Leslie, played by Steven Mann) and sister (Maureen, played by Sarah Jane Vincent) reveal their grief over the loss of their mother, provoking two wildly different perspectives.Originally written by Jimmie Chinn, driven by its charm and relevance the show was extended into a two-act stage play receiving best actor (Roy Baraclough) and best new play for the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.The two powerful voices remind us of the need for families to communicate and for love to transcend prejudice.
Venue 236 The Forest Theatre @ Greenside – Infirmary Street
4-26th August 2017 - 12:25pm
running time: 1hr 10min Download .docx file HERE