After acclaim at Brighton Fringe, Unfiltered Productions’ work-in-progress The Doll Who Came to Tea, examining the voices that remain in your head after childhood trauma, transfers to Camden Fringe this month, with four performances at Camden People’s Theatre from 10 to 13 August 2021.
Join Alice on the day of her 50th birthday party as she uses all her tools to survive the effects of childhood trauma – with sometimes unexpected and darkly comic results.
The Doll Who Came to Tea raises awareness of the association between child abuse and mental health issues, including voice-hearing. Using innovative and optional immersive techniques, the audience is drawn into the experience of a voice–hearer. (Bring your own earphones and a fully charged phone/device for this extra, optional immersive element.)
Alice is played by Louise Delaluz, with other parts played by Eire O’Halloran. Voices are provided by Helena Kandzialka, Bjork O’Hara, Chris Read, Jan Read and Chris Saxby Randall.
This original piece of theatre from Unfiltered Productions is a ‘work in progress’, which follows an extensive period of R&D made possible by funding from the Arts Council. Feedback is still invited in the form of a short questionnaire.
The Doll Who Came to Tea is devised and co-scripted by the company in consultation with Toby Aylett. It’s directed by Danny O’Hara with design by Ruth Biene and filming by Jordan Summer.
During Camden Fringe 2021, The Doll Who Came to Tea runs from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 August at Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY, with performances (60 minutes) at 9pm. Tickets are priced £14 (£12 concessions). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
— Eire O’Halloran (@eireohalloran) August 4, 2021
What the critics say
“This play may be a work in progress, but it already is a big highlight of Brighton Fringe with a very strong future ahead of it. This is one to watch out for and is not for those who are easily triggered by trauma” – ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
About Unfiltered Productions
Eire O’Halloran and Louise Delaluz formed the company during lockdown with the desire to bring untold stories to the stage and give them prominence, creating powerful immersive theatre that provokes thought and discussion that engenders change. Unfiltered Productions’ debut is made possible by Arts Council Funding.
Photography by Peter Williams.