The Year of the Rooster Monk

22nd May 2018 - 3rd Jun 2018

Downstairs - Pleasance London


Suitable for ages 14 and above


Devised by Giselle Gant, Nadege Adlam, Nathalie Adlam and Lydia Benecke


The witching hour: it’s late, it’s hot and an out of work actor Giselle loafs on a couch in gentrifying Harlem. Suddenly a call comes through from Mom that changes the course of everything.

As the year of the Monkey gives way to the inauspicious year of the Fire Rooster, Giselle must wake up to realities of life – realities that she’s been avoiding for years. But she’s not alone. Seizing the opportunity to audition for the part of Oda Mae Brown – the reluctant psychic from 90s movie Ghost – Giselle decides to channel Oda Mae’s chutzpah and tap into her own #BlackGirlMagic. From here on in she’s going to read the signs for what they are.

“You don’t have to have moved house recently to appreciate Giselle LeBleu’s spooky, warm and thoroughly original storytelling show… ” – Exeunt Magazine

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Open/closeReviews and Quotations

"Giselle LeBleu’s spooky, warm and thoroughly original storytelling show"
Alice Saville - Editor of Exeunt Magazine
"Growing up I’ve always knew that I was young, gifted and black. But at the age of 27 I was told that I was magical. I’ve often wondered that if Black Girl Magic applies to every black woman and girl, then how do I tap into my own? In The Year Of The Rooster Monk we wanted to reverse the sleight-of-hand illusion of theatre and expose the messiness of life as an actress – an actress who, in a state of desperation, attempts to channel the occult to get a part whilst fending off the claustrophobia of millennial isolation."
Giselle Gant

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