Connie’s Colander & I Am Not A Soldier
Swindon Fringe Festival at The Olive Tree Cafe
Thu 12 April
This event takes place at The Olive Tree Cafe
Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie’s Colander, bringing her mother’s recipes onscreen and up to date. This newly written play from playwright Gaye Poole traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connie’s Alzheimer’s. Can their relationship, and the TV show survive? This ‘stripped back’ production, without lighting, costume or set design focuses on the play and the acting, creating an atmosphere that is both intimate and informal.
I Am Not A Soldier
A semi-autobiographical performance exploring addiction to coping mechanisms. Escaping reality when reality gets too absurd. Venturing into the more absurd. Questioning tales behind people’s obsessions. Harriet (and the voice inside her head) will explain her obsession with escapism from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, recalling her time at a support group.
Recommended Age: 16+
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