3:11pm Friday 8th March 2013
AN award-winning double bill of contemporary drama from two of the UK’s rising stars is at Theatre Royal Winchester next week.
Chapel Street by Luke Barnes and Bitch Boxer by Charlotte Josephine are two plays that were so successful at the Fringe Festival last August, they moved directly from Edinburgh to the London stage.
The plays were written by two of the hottest new talents on the drama scene, and have at their heart a ‘rite of passage’ account of the experiences of youth in Broken Britain.
Chapel Street is a funny, poignant and vibrant recalling of memories of a night of binge-drinking and the resulting carnage between two school leavers, Kirsty and Joe, who find themselves bonding over their uncertain futures.
In this intimate piece, the actors sometimes pause to talk directly to the audience as they recapture their night on the town and subsequent ‘brief encounter’, with a fast-paced, high-energy duologue full of dark humour and candour.
Bitch Boxer tells the story of Chloe, a female boxer facing the challenges of her first fight in the Olympics and coming to terms with the recent death of her father. Tragedy and comedy collide in this exhilarating story of a young woman’s personal struggle in a traditionally male world.
The shows run from Tuesday to Thursday.
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