Opal Fruits

Holly Beasley-Garrigan in association with Pleasance and Bristol Old Vic Ferment

3rd Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022

Beneath - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 16 and above


Important information:

This show explores autobiographical trauma in relation to growing up in poverty. Content includes strong language, descriptions of violence, partial nudity, references to alcohol and drug use, sexual references, references to bereavement/grief.

"Utterly compelling" Lyn Gardner,

"One to watch"


Armed with pick ‘n’ mix, politics and UK Garage, award-winning performance-maker Holly Beasley-Garrigan wants to talk about the fetishisation of the feral female.

Opal Fruits is about class, nostalgia and five generations of women from one council estate in South London. An anarchic reimagining of the self-congratulatory solo show and a wry interrogation of faux-working-class cultural trends. In 1998 Opal Fruits changed their name to... we don't say that name round here.


  • Accessible Performances

All performances will include creative integrated captioning (open).

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