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Double bill Flushed and Sold at Park Theatre | Review

Park Theatre are presenting a double bill of work: Say It, Women. The two plays, Flushed and Sold, not only find an unheard female voice, but sing it from the rooftops, beaconing the listener and celebrating women’s strength.

Flushed and Sold at Park TheatreFlushed 7.15pm (running 12 Oct – 6 Nov)
The little-known condition Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) and attitudes to women’s health issues in general are explored, questioned and raged against in a funny and heart-warming show about two sisters coming to terms with one’s recent diagnosis. Presented at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, Theatre Unlocked’s debut show was created in close collaboration with UK charity The Daisy Network, as well as multiple individuals living with POI, to shed light on how the condition affects sense of identity and life choices. Flushed plays out in seven different bathrooms, as sisters Marnie and Jen retreat to that well known refuge for a heart-to-heart through cubicle walls.

Flushed
By Catherine Cranfield
Directed by Catherine Cranfield
Cast includes: Elizabeth Hammerton & Iona Champain

Sold at Park TheatreSold 8.30pm (running 18 Oct – 6 Nov)
Inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot, Sold tells the forgotten true story of Mary Prince, a woman born into the slavery in the British colony of Bermuda who went on to become an auto-biographer and champion of freedom. Her book had an electrifying effect on the abolitionist movement, helping to free many Africans in bondage. Her words of the harsh realities of enslavement and how it felt to be separated from loved ones and to be owned, bought and sold gave voice to those that are often silent, silenced, ignored or spoken for. Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Collective tell this forgotten story through theatre, song, live drumming and dance. The show’s first performance at Park Theatre, 18th October, coincides with National Anti-Slavery Day, in the middle of Black History Month

Sold
By Amantha Edmead
Directed by Euton Daley
Cast includes Amantha Edmead and Angie ‘Amra’ Anderson

Park Theatre, Park90, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP

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