La Merda

Marta Cresoli with Richard Jordan Productions and Produzioni Fuorivia (Italy) in association with Summerhall, Soho Theatre and Gorki Theater (Berlin):

La Merda

Thu 10 - Fri 11 Apr 2014 | 8.30pm (60 mins) | £12/£10 (Behaviour day passes available for £20/£16, festival passes available for £48/£38)

You have to laugh. It’s a tragedy in three movements: The Thighs, The Dick, The Fame, and a counter-movement: Italy.

Winner of six major awards, including the coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Stage Award for Best Actress for Silvia Gallerano, La Merda caused a sensation at its World Premiere at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, going on to enjoy a return sell-out season in 2013 and successful European tour.

In Cristian Ceresoli’s critically acclaimed play, Silvia Gallerano gives a captivating performance as a ‘young’, ‘ugly’ and literally naked woman who reveals her bulimic, revolting and public secrets. She struggles with obstinacy, resistance and courage for her own celebrity breakthrough in the society of Thighs and Liberty. An electrifying study on feminism, politics, and the culture of sexism that women face throughout their lives.

With support from The Basement, Brighton.

“A piece so literally and metaphorically naked, raw and angry that you leave the theatre feeling as if you’ve had all your skin scraped off.”
The Guardian

“Devastating stream of consciousness. One of the most wonderfully full-on performances ever seen at the Edinburgh Festival.”
The Scotsman


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