Having just returned from a sell-out run at the curated Stockholm Fringe Festival in collaboration with the Swedish National Theatre, Living Between Lies has now been chosen from artists from all over the country to perform at the King’s Head Theatre for #Festival45 – New Writing Festival.
Living Between Lies is a one hour tragicomedy about four women living in London who all struggle with loss of control, loss of identity, loneliness and self-deception. The play explores how women in particular cope with these issues – to varying degrees of success. Living Between Lies is written and devised by Underfoot Theatre Company and directed by Florence Bell.
Living Between Lies is a one hour tragicomedy about four women living in London who all struggle with loss of control, loss of identity, loneliness and self- deception. The play explores how women in particular cope with these issues – to varying degrees of success. We all lie. We need the lies to keep us going, because otherwise you might…do something you regret.
Lindsey moved to London to work on her dream project. It sort of took over, it sort of became her baby… and she’s not going to let anyone or anything come between her and her baby. Alice has the most wonderful life together with Harry – the love of her life and her future husband. He is so perfect she’s willing to sacrifice her career for him and their wonderful future together. But suddenly he’s not around much and he’s working late all the time… But everything’s wonderful, according to Alice.
Kim might have a small drug problem, she can quit whenever she wants. She meets a strange Irish woman, Laura, in a hospital who promises to write her a prescription if she divulges her secrets. But Laura tells some strange stories, suggesting that her relationship with the truth might be as strained as her relationship with her husband.
About the Company:
Underfoot Theatre is a London based company made up of four women from diverse backgrounds: two Irish, one Swedish and one first generation Polish/English. Who came together, after graduating from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, with a shared passion for devising and the creation of new work with a particular emphasis on the female voice. Through devising they work to create original and bold theatre that entertain and challenges the audience to reflect on today’s society and the status quo of women.
Living Between Lies
Running time: 1hour
Playwright: Written and devised by Underfoot Theatre Company
Director: Florence Bell
Artists: Magdalena McNab, Orla Sanders, Aleks Grela, Joanne Fitzgerald
Venue: Kings Head Theatre
Address: King’s Head Theatre,115 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1QN
Dates: Monday 16th Nov 17.30
Wednesday 18th Nov 17.30
Thursday 19th Nov 20.30
Saturday 21st Nov 13.00
Sunday 22nd Nov 20.30