Discover more about Stephanie Greenwood’s one-woman show about grief and storytelling It’s Beautiful, Over There with its new trailer. Take a look then book your tickets!
The debut show from Very Rascals Productions runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 11-15 February 2020.
Steph has stories to tell you. She wants to tell you about her birthday, her heroic grandmother and how her ukulele playing is coming along. She definitely does not want to tell you how it feels to lose a friend. She could if she wanted to, it’s not that she can’t, it’s just that … well, you don’t want to hear that anyway, do you?
In 2009, writer and performer Greenwood met Edinburgh native Lindsay Riddoch at boarding school in Wales. They became friends and confidants. Nine years later, despite having taken extraordinary measures to confront her illness, Lindsay took her own life. In It’s Beautiful, Over There, Stephanie tells her story of dealing – or not dealing – with that grief. Lindsay’s poetry has a prominent place in the piece.
It’s Beautiful, Over There is presented in cooperation with Words That Carry On, a charitable fund established by Lindsay’s family and friends to raise funds for vital research on personality disorders, autism and complex mental health needs. The show is also supporting Papyrus, a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Greenwood, who both wrote and stars in It’s Beautiful, Over There, makes her return to the London stage. She previously appeared in Jonathan Guy Lewis‘ Soldier On, which explored the life of the UK military community using a cast of professional actors and ex-military personnel. She’s directed in the production by John-Michael MacDonald.
It’s Beautiful, Over There runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actors Centre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP from 11-15 February, with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 7pm, matinee Saturday 1pm. Tickets are priced £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!