Daisy is abrasive, brash, and foul-mouthed. Ren is kind-hearted, softly-spoken, and frankly, a bit dim. But to assume that this sums them up would be folly: these women are untamed and unashamed to say exactly what they’re thinking, which doesn’t always go down well.
This fast-paced, dark comedy explores the lengths that friends will go to for each other and challenges the unconscious bias people may have when seeing a particular ‘type of woman’ on stage.
By Ashleigh Laurence
Ren/Mother: Liv Leat
Window Guy: James Lorimer
Therapist/Police Officer: David Nation
Daisy: Ashleigh Laurence
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From dark comedy to lip-sync, Shakespearean cabaret to rap, Maiden Speech is a theatre festival featuring a striking selection of original works by emerging artists.
Maiden Speech promises to be a festival that entertains and provokes, engaging with questions of gender and sexuality through a myriad of stories and styles. Brought to you by a team of recent Mountview graduates, this festival marks the first time these nine pieces have been performed on a London stage.
Join us for the first instalment of Maiden Speech: two weeks of compelling new theatre, ideas and faces to watch out for.