Following her success of In Lipstick at The Pleasance earlier this year, playwright Annie Jenkins brings A Tinder Trilogy, a trio of female monologues, to Theatre 503 later this month. Book your tickets now!
Running for one week only at the Clapham venue, the production plays from 25 to 29 June 2019.
A Tinder Trilogy is a talking heads for a generation of frustrated Tinderers, exploring the lives of Geri, Beth and George. While each is a contained play in its own right, the pieces work in conversation with each other as they interrogate ideas of loneliness, intimacy and contemporary dating.
- In Tinder471, Geri sits hidden away in a den, built in her parents’ spare room, jabbing irritably at her new Tamagotchi. Why is it so difficult, and why does she care so much.
- My Son is in the Kitchen Eating a Biscuit follows Beth, who’s sitting in her room, coked up to the eyeballs, watching clips of Gemma Collins. She’s all alone. Sophie has just fled, but why?
- Sausage Roll Moment is set on Christmas Day. George sits next to a giant Christmas tree, surrounded by Greggs wrappers. Joel’s gone out for more cans. He’s lovely, but who does her really want to spend Christmas with. And why aren’t they here?
A Tinder Trilogy was originally seen as part of 2018’s Camden Fringe, when it ran at the Hen & Chickens Theatre. This revival follows hot on the heels of her first play, In Lipstick, which, after readings at the Arcola Theatre and Druid Theatre, received a full production at The Pleasance earlier in 2019. The Guardian said of the piece “Jenkins has an ability for writing care within her characters,” while Exeunt said: “Jenkins keeps such a tight grip on her audience that you can barely believe this is her debut play.”
Jenkins also co-wrote VOID, which won a VAULT Innovation Award at the VAULT Festival, and wrote and co-directed the short film Funemployment.
Mollie Macpherson plays Geri, with Jonna Blode Hanno as Beth. They both return to the production having previously appeared during the Camden Fringe run. Tiegan Byrne, who graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2018, joins them to play George.
Lucy McCann, who also directed the Camden Fringe production of A Tinder Trilogy, returns to direct this production. The set is designed by Sierra Martin.
A Tinder Trilogy is produced by Feeling Gorgeous Theatre, a company that aims to centre character that are truthful products of what it is to exist in London today and are recognisable to audience that live here.
A Tinder Trilogy runs at Theatre 503, 503 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 3BW from 25 to 29 June 2019, with performances Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday at 9pm and Saturday matinee at 3pm. Tickets are priced £15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!