A Woman Alone

19th October to 6th November 2010
Brockley Jack Studio
A visual kaleidoscope of character and physical comedy… A Woman Alone is the most impressive piece of its scale I’ve seen in a long while.
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What's On Stage

Locked in a flat, a solitary woman makes her confession. Amid domestic chores, dodgy phone calls, a sex-mad brother-in-law and a forever screaming baby she tells us the story of how her love for a young student led to her imprisonment at the hands of her jealous husband. Through farce to tragedy, her story propels the audience to its shocking climax.

A maid, a nurse, a babysitter, a charlady. Do all, wash all, f*cked up and f*cked over

DogOrange’s inventive new adaptation features a cast of five talented women portraying the many facets of Franca Rame and Dario Fo’s Woman Alone. With a mixture of slapstick, fast-paced physical comedy, movement and raw emotion, they explore the heights and depths of this 20th Century classic to the full.

This production was devised in association with First Draft at The Horse and follows DogOrange’s successful adaptation of Chekhov’s Ward No.6, which was nominated for the Best Ensemble Stage Acting Excellence Award 2009.

Cast

  • Cristiana Dell’Anna
  • Laura Harling
  • Alison Shaw
  • Fleur Shepherd
  • Joanna Waters

Creatives

  • Producer Saba Burali
  • Director  Matthew Parker
  • Designer Suneeda Maruthiyil
  • Lighting Designer Allan Ramsay
  • Stage Manager Tim Berryman
  • Assistant Director Catherine Gerrard
  • Production Assistant Luke Holbrook

DogOrange match the value of the text with inventive staging, imaginative comic business and confident performances… the company's creativity is alive and raw

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Remotegoat

a visual kaleidoscope of character and physical comedy… A Woman Alone is the most impressive piece of its scale I’ve seen in a long while.

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What’s On Stage

Blending strong elements of comedy and tragedy in such a lively and engaging production… DogOrange, in a stroke of inspiration, has vibrantly refreshed the performance… the production is without a dull moment

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Art Wednesday

Production photos: James Oaten
Flyer/poster Design: Laura Harling