MAY 6, MAY 7 and MAY 18
12:45pm (6th and 7th), 6:45pm (18th), 60 mins
Following a fantastic run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, our favourite plus-size heroine returns in a reworked GODDESS for the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2017. She will then transfer to Manchester’s fab spangly new arts venue, 53two.
Holiday Snow is a goddess. A middle aged, plus sized goddess with a right gob on her. With her mystical Maltese statue side-kick only she can communicate with, she does the round of daytime TV as the 'expert' in finding your inner deity. But the media spotlight is eons away from her grimy reality, and with a journalist pressing for answers the truth must be faced. Wendy Albiston is heartbreaking in Serena Haywood's funny, filthy one woman paean to the everyday goddess, the woman we hope we are and the woman we are destined to become. Goddess is achingly human.
A story of middle-aged sexual power and potency, this is an irreverent, sometime foul-mouthed romp through what it means to be a woman on the wrong side of contemporary female ‘ideals’. And with a goddess statue ever present, we begin to see a fuller picture of what this might represent - from sexual awakening and love, to home and motherhood, to struggle, heartache, endurance.
Tangerine Theatre Company is the writer–director–actor trio, Serena Haywood, Jessica Radcliffe and Wendy Albiston. They first worked together on Mitzy’s Titsies for a fundraising cabaret night for Coppafeel, the breast-cancer awareness charity.
“an amazing piece of character writing, Goddess leaves a genuine impression” Grumpy Gay Critic
“performed dexterously by the utterly brilliant Wendy Albiston (...) Haywood’s writing staggers from almost dystopian, poetic descriptions of grey, crumbling Rhyl, to genuinely laugh your socks off, swearing like a sailor genius” Female Arts
“infectiously likeable (...) you definitely won't regret spending time with Holiday” View From the Gods