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Best Girl

Best Girl Productions

31st Jul 2019 - 26th Aug 2019

The Cellar - Pleasance Courtyard

12:05pm

Suitable for ages 16 and above

Overview

Important information:

This show contains strong language and themes that some may find distressing.

Meet Annie, a veteran's child on her way to change her life. A tour de force one-woman play about the power of the past, help and hope.

Actor Christine Mackie (Coronation Street and Downton Abbey) wrote this semi-autobiographical play in a moment of heartfelt reconciliation with events in her own past – and gave it to her daughter, actor Lois Mackie (Leeds Playhouse, Catherine Wheels, Elysium Theatre Company and Hope Mill Theatre).

Finalist in 2019 LET Award

'A sharply written, moving, wise and witty play' (April De Angelis, Playwright and Olivier Award nominee)

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‘A sharply written, moving, wise and witty play’
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April de Angelis Playwright and Olivier Award nominee
‘A thought-provoking piece matched with a heart-warming performance’
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Joseph Houston Artistic Director, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
"Her performance did not only tell the audience how she was feeling, it was so emotive that we shared in her pain and anxiety. We felt along with her, and that is the mark of a truly wonderful actor. From the moment Mackie stepped onto the stage, we could see her complex emotions and well-formed character come to life. Even in her silences, we were all collectively gripped. We daren’t take our eyes off her". "Christine Mackie’s writing is superb, full of wit and humour, but also riddled with underlying sadness. This is a play that speaks volumes without treating the audience as though they are stupid. Being semi-autobiographical, Christine Mackie clearly has a personal connection to her writing, creating a script rich in emotion and truth."
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Megan Relph - Number 9 Reviews

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