A funny and thought provoking investigation into fear of growing old. Suitable for the immature and decrepit alike.
Single, childless and fast approaching 40, Martinez anticipates a sad and lonely old age. Will she become a wise and respected old sage, or a dreary old hag who goes on and on about how she used to be a cutting edge performance artist.
Using a series of interviews with old age pensioners Ursula presents her fears and paranoia about growing old alongside some comforting, harsh and illuminating words from those with first hand experience.
Written by Ursula Martinez and Mark Whitelaw
Directed by Mark Whitelaw
Performed by Ursula Martinez and Eve Pearce
QUOTES (see PRESS for full articles)
‘… a dynamic theatrical form to pose long-standing, perhaps unanswerable, but totally necessary questions.’
Evening News, Edinburgh.
‘… a show that is not only warm and witty but also makes a difference.’ The Guardian
‘Martinez gets to the heart of all the associated taboos of old age with comical and yet poignant honesty.’ The List
‘Exceptional.’ Sunday Express
2006 Barbican, London
National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria Varna Summer Festival, Bulgaria
Cracow Theatre Festival, Poland
2005 The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
The Albany, London
Croydon Clocktower, Croydon
2004 Birmingham Rep (Studio), Birmingham
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster
The Drill Hall, London
2003 The Tron, Glasgow
“A charmingly transgressive solo performer.”
“…a big star in the making” The Daily Telegraph