Who doesn’t want a night of drama, healing and dark humour? No one, right. Described as a “a quirky, likeable trip through the inner life of an urban young woman”, ‘The Formidable Lizzie Boone’, Manchester based Selina Helliwell’s new play, is centred around a therapist’s office, the show explores the intricacies of humanity through a woman who loves vodka – with lemonade? – and a cat called Lionel.
Lizzie catapults us through her life; from the torment of school bullies to darker experiences and chaotic spirals; the pieces of her life that jammed together, eventually pushing her over the edge and into her recent breakdown.
A burlesque dance scene also features, showing off the sensual and theatrical side of burlesque and highlighting ‘the art of tease’ to be a way of finding your own spark and celebrating your womanhood.
The Rotunda Theatre, Squeak, Regency Square
Thursday 7.45pm May 19; Friday 6.15pm May 20; Saturday 3.15pm May 21