“Dairy was the first to go…” Get a taste for Michelle Payne’s dark comedy about body image, Sad About The Cows, and discover a little more about wannabe make-up artist Rachel in this fantastic new trailer, then book your tickets!
Payne’s play, which impressed audiences as part of the John Thaw Initiative Working Class Season earlier this year, runs at the central London venue from 21-25 May 2019.
Rachel is obsessed with consuming, calorie-counting and her career. Join her as she navigates her way through modern life, discovering her authentic identity and how to squeeze into jeans with a 24 inch waist, on her way to becoming a mature, grown-up woman.
Playwright Payne, who also performs in the production, wrote the piece based on her own experiences, in an attempt to address the stigma and secrecy attached to eating disorder illnesses. She is directed by Natasha Kathi-Chandra.
When Sad About The Cows was staged earlier this year, it was described as “First class” by Flat Cap Theatre, while Upper Circle said it had a “Positive and powerful message that encourages all young women to stop self-criticism and learn to love themselves… Clever and thought-provoking.” It is one of only two plays to be plucked from the John Thaw Initiative Working Class season to run as part of the Tristan Bates Theatre’s full programme.
Sad About The Cows is part of an eclectic season of shows at Tristan Bates Theatre this spring/summer. It is followed, in June, by sci-fi drama To Drone In The Rain, comedy about narcissism Me! Me! Me! and exploration of suicide Offstage.
Sad About The Cows runs at Tristan Bates Theatre 1A Tower St, Covent Garden WC2H 9NP from 21-25 May with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 6.15pm, matinee Saturday at 1pm. Tickets are priced £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
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