Southend Fringe Festival

Southend Fringe Festival

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Three Bloody Marys Please

An absurdist comedy that will make you laugh, cringe, and find comfort and solidarity in learning that there is no wrong way to own a body.

Our show is a journey into the ‘problems’ that many women face; yet find that they are rarely discussed. We have taken these to the stage to discuss these bodily functions openly and blatantly, showing that the things society regards ‘problems’ are just a natural part of everyday life. We present this in a comedic style, because our goal is for the audience to relate with the situations revealed in our piece. The feedback from our previous performance showed that people of all genders were able to relate to and learn something new, whilst being able to laugh.
Our production is 25-30 minutes. The show itself is very practical; we have a very minimal set consisting of only a chair, thus enabling us to take this piece anywhere. However, the chair is transformed into a toilet on the stage and does not move throughout the performance; it is a funny and though-provoking opening image. As the play progresses, the stage surrounding the toilet becomes messier, a contrast to the minimalism of the opening scene, and a reflection of what the main character goes through during the play.