One-woman clowning tale of love, dating and feminism, Unlovable, a hit at Brighton Fringe earlier this year, comes to London’s Etcetera Theatre for the final week of the Camden Fringe. Book your tickets now!
The debut solo show by Carly Jurman runs at the Camden venue from 22-25 August 2019.
Unlovable follows the story of Judith, a 1950’s bachelorette, as she and her “voice from above” narrator try to find out what makes her unlovable. Perpetually single and hitting her 30s, Judith dances, flops, and falls into your hearts as she prepares herself for a big date, all set to your favorite 1950s tunes. But as we fall in love with Judith, will Judith begin to fall out of love with herself?
Written, performed and produced by Jurman, Unlovable is a modern take on the classic clown with a twist of autobiographical story-telling. She tackles issues of love/dating in the modern age, feminism and its relationship to perfectionism, mental health, and the effects of childhood trauma.
When Unlovable ran at Brighton Fringe in May, The Reviews Hub said of it:
“Jurman is a wonderful, vulnerable clown who effortlessly and deftly interacts with her audience. She excels in exploring the more outrageous elements of her production and has the room in stitches with her physicality and portrayal of a woman on the edge […] Unlovable is a special piece of theatre, both heartwarming and bonkers at the same time. Jurman is often transfixing to watch, very funny and a fantastic clown.”
Jurman is a solo performance artist; a writer, dancer, director, choreographer, actor (and for Unlovable, also costume designer, producer, and dramaturg). The New York City native has been performing in theatre, dance, film, and comedy for 10+ years in productions including the American Repertory Theatre’s drag version of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Donkey Show, and on comedy stages such as Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Reckless Theatre and The People’s Improv Theatre.
She recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, has workshopped material in autobiographical performance with Bryony Kimmings, trained in physical theatre throughout the UK and performed/trained with UK impro comedy teams from Hoopla, Shoot From the Hip and C3.
Unlovable is among 300 shows performing as part of Camden Fringe 2019. Others include another one-woman show, Adventures of a Trip Advisor Seaside Guest House Keeper, coming-of-age story Scenic Reality, spy comedy Agent 14 and dark comic drama My Name is Cathy.
Full festival programme
For details on all 300+ shows in the 2019 Camden Fringe programme, visit the festival websiteClick here