Naomi Sheldon’s award-winning debut play Good Girl will preview at VAULT Festival from 28th February to 4th March prior to transferring to Trafalgar Studios 2 from 5th to 31st March. Press night will be held on Tuesday 6th March at 7.00pm.
A bold, provocative and darkly comic coming-of-age tale that interrogates the experience of a young girl growing up in the 90s, Good Girl is a timely and distinctive piece that offers a vital new perspective to current dialogue about female experience. Sheldon’s unusually inclusive and charming form of storytelling allows her to candidly explore sex, masturbation and mental health, evoking the most wonderful and terrifying moments of growing up.
The opening week at Trafalgar Studios coincides with both International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March and the Women Of The World Festival at Southbank Centre from 7th to 11th March, where Naomi Sheldon will participate in a panel discussion and perform excerpts from the show. This timely production has been praised by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson who described the show as “Cutting edge truth and hilarity from one of the freshest young voices this century. Don’t miss Naomi Sheldon’s Good Girl.”
Growing up in the 90s, GG and her friends obsess over music, vaginas and witchcraft. But there’s a problem. Living feels too extreme. To be one of the good girls GG learns to make herself numb, but at what cost?
One of these days am I going to evaporate? Right here? Things keep seeping into me. I’m not sure I have solid edges.
Winner of Voice’s Pick of the Fringe Award, Good Girl is a semi-autobiographical story that examines the dangers of defining ourselves by the opinions of others, delving into the conflict between the need to please and the frenzied faux feminist rebellion of 90s ‘girl power’. GG’s story brings together the gossipy teenage troubles of ‘Clarissa Explains It All’ and the pervasive disorientation of ‘The Bell Jar’ to create a piece that is at once dark, humorous and hopeful.
Venue: The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN
Dates: 28th February – 4th March 2018
Time: 9.30pm, with a matinee on 3rd March at 5pm
Ticket Prices: £11.50
Trafalgar Studios 2
Venue: Trafalgar Studios 2, 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY
Dates: 5th – 31st March 2018
Time: Monday to Thursday: 7.45pm | Fridays: 7pm & 8.30pm | Saturdays: 3pm & 7.45pm.
Ticket Prices: £15.00 – £35.00. Under 25’s get £20 tickets Monday to Thursdays.
Age Guidance: 15+
Show Duration: 1 hour