I had a great time last night (3 July 2014) hosting the post-show Q&A at the hilarious new “two-woman comedy about putting on a one-woman show”, The Frida Kahlo of Penge West
. I was joined by writer/director Chris Larner and the show’s two stars, Cecily Nash and Laura Kirman.
Amongst the topics discussed were: comedy quick-changes, funny-sounding place names (“Penge sounds like minge crossed with pension”), Frida Kahlo vs Sylvia Plath, that day’s four-star review in Time Out
(much back-slapping), the lack of good parts for women in theatre, the show’s family connection (Chris and Cecily are father and daughter) and the occasional rehearsal embarrassments as a result (at one point Cecily’s character has sex with a bookcase!).
Below is the full podcast – do have a listen – and have a scroll through the Q&A photos, care of one rather hunky photographer Peter Jones and his shiny new camera. For details of this and other events I’m involved in, visit my Calendar page.
The Frida Kahlo of Penge West continues at the Rosemary Branch Theatre until 13 July 2014. Tickets are just £10. Click here to buy now.
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