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Chopping Chillies and Nell Gwynn’s Laid Bare DOUBLE BILL
On from 27 Jul 2017 till 27 Jul 2017
Colour House Theatre
by By Claire Whitefield and Ginger Blush
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, New Writing

Tickets: £10 - £15 - £15 for both shows - £10 for one!

About: Chopping Chillies and Nell Gwynn’s Laid Bare DOUBLE BILL

Chopping Chillies

Claire Whitefield’s Chopping Chilies first appeared in 2015′s Free Fringe: now under the direction of Guy Masterson, the play has added new levels of theatricality with lighting, sound effects and music. Yet the heart of the play remains Whitefield’s charming performance and well-crafted script.
A martial artist, suffering grief at the loss of his family in a tragic accident, inherits a shoe repair shop, moves overseas and uses his knowledge of the body’s pressure points to alter his customer’s footwear, posture, confidence and ultimately their lives. Powerless to repair his own life, he finds himself challenged only when a young, dreadlocked hipster opens up a cafe next door, and begins making food that reminds him of his lost family and the country he left behind.
The play features stories within stories, and a variety of colourful characters who speak in verse, a nod to Whitefield’s background in poetry. The plot is fast moving, with a dense layer of foreshadowing and symmetry but the simple premise sweeps up the audience with its charm.
Perhaps its most intriguing point is the refusal to become a stereotypical love story, ignoring romance in favour of exploring ideas about neighbours and friendship. It also looks at how the things people create influence those that come into contact with them. Leaving the theatre after Whitefield’s energetic performance, you may find yourself looking at your own shoes and wondering how they are affecting your own course of life. (Graeme McNee – The List – 01/09/16)

Nell Gwynn’s Laid Bare

In her debut solo show, award-winning Burlesque performer Ginger Blush is sexing up your history lessons. Using her sizable brains behind her sizable bust, Ginger will take her audience on a whirlwind tour through the life and times of the second most fabulous redhead in history and the most famous mistress of her time, Nell Gwynn.
From humble beginnings as a London orange seller, to sharing the bed of the country’s most powerful man, King Charles II, ‘Nelly’ was England’s original ‘spice girl sex bomb’, and the perfect muse for Ginger Blush’s fabulous and inimitable style.
Full of risqué parodies, absurdist pastiches and Ginger’s infamous curves, ‘Nell Gwynn’s History Laid Bare’ will bring the 1660s sexy back!

Reviews

“Ginger Blush’s romp through the life of Nell Gwyn had me absolutely rapt – this is my idea of history: delivered with lashings of sauce, wit and effervescent charm. I bet that’s exactly what Nell Gwyn was like herself – so who better to step into her breeches than the mischievous Miss Blush?” Tricity Vogue

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