Taking Liberties, a new comedy about a woman trying to leave old habits behind and build a new relationship with her brother, will play a limited one-week season at the Bread and Roses Theatre this month. Time to book your tickets.
The latest production from Glass Half Full Theatre runs at the Clapham venue from 28 May to 1 June 2019.
Join Amy as she takes you on a hilarious, vivid and sometimes brutal journey through her life. From losing her Morrison’s job for chucking sausages at a customer, fo filming baked bean fetish videos in a paddling pool, to switching on the old ‘Oliver Twist’ to get away with a bit of childhood shoplifting, she does her own thing and she certainly doesn’t need to rely on anyone else for help. But can she move away from past mistakes and forge a lasting relationship with her brother?
Playwright and actor Caroline Gray first performed Taking Liberties as a 15-minute piece at a Scratch night run by Actor Awareness, an organisation that works for more equality, diversity and working class voices in the arts. With the help of Actor Awareness and John Brittain, who wrote the Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam, she’s developed it into the play coming to the Bread and Roses Theatre.
Stephanie Silver directs the production. The New Writing Producer of Actor Awareness and Artistic Director of Glass Half Full Theatre, Silver previously directed productions including Our Big Love Story at The Hope Theatre and Walk of Shame at the White Bear Theatre.
Taking Liberties is one of a number of plays at the Bread and Roses Theatre making working class voices heard this spring. Current hit Starved, running until 11 May, tells the story of a couple confined to a squat in Hull considering some tough choices, while As We Unravel (21 to 25 May) follows three sisters managing debt and unemployment in a seaside town.
Taking Liberties runs at Bread and Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor St, Clapham, London SW4 6DZ from 28 May to 1 June with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
About Glass Half Full Theatre
Stephanie Silver founded Glass Half Full Theatre to tell contemporary stories that are funny, engaging and thought-provoking. They aim to make that that is for everyone, hard-hitting, unpretentious and fun. Previous productions include The Monologues of a Tired Nurse, Walk of Shame and the acclaimed Our Big Love Story. They follow Taking Liberties with a developed version of previous show How To Save A Life, which they are taking to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.