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"Performance and direction bring to life the already impressive words of Woods and Whitney. Both actors skilfully and deftly embody a whole host of different characters, invoking many laugh-out-loud moments amidst some very difficult material.”
A Younger Theatre
"Evocative storytelling and humour in equal measure"
Paul in London
"Whitney’s writing is some of the finest you will see on stage, exploding with a raw and brutal honesty"
Ever get the feeling you’re going round in one big circle? Ten years. Back and forth between a trio of arseholes and nothing to show for it except a baby, an Argos ring and a busted nose. At the refuge they call that a pattern.
Moving, truthful and darkly comic, Box Clever is about one woman’s experience of a refuge and a Mother’s commitment to do the best for her daughter.
written by Monsay Whitney
directed by Stef O’Driscoll
performed by Redd Lily Roche
Sound Designer: Benjamin Grant
Lighting Designer: Joe Price
Associate Lighting Designer: Gareth Weaver
Movement Director: Louise Kempton
Puppetry Consultant: Hattie Thomas
Vocal Coach: Josh Hunter
Production Manager: Zara Janmohamed
Stage Manager: Micaëla Corcoran
Producer: Annabel Williamson, W14 Productions
Originally developed with The Marlowe Theatre ROAR programme and nabokov
We are not all born equal. If you're born into a working-class or benefits-class family, you have less: less money, less support and crucially, less opportunity. These two plays explore the political cause and effect of what being born with less means. KILLYMUCK gives an insight into how growing up on a council estate affects the present and informs the future. BOX CLEVER confronts us with the repercussions of systemic failure in politics to care about the benefits or working class. Written with humour, care and urgency, this double bill of one woman shows put female benefits-class and working-class voices front and centre.