Thursday 19 May: 7pm
Ren did my eye make up too cos I’m still struggling a bit with liquid eyeliner. We forgot about shaving till just before we had to go, so I did my armpits in the sink, while Ren shaved her legs in the bath. Brushed our teeth in unison.'
My Mate Ren is raw, unapologetic, and unashamed storytelling. It’s a coming of age story about growing up in the North East. We join Alex as she tells us about first kisses, sex, tinnies, cherry sourz, and her best mate Ren.
"The lights! The sound! The SONGS!! Mega nostalgia, many goosebumps. Very true." Audience feedback
"Funny, gorgeously stged and poignant." Audience feedback
"Full of joy, laughter, angst, rage and countless throwbacks." Audience feedback
"So bloody good, sweet and funny and full of queer teen joy and rage and I loved it!" Audience feedback
"Beautiful storytelling by @JackieEdwards95. I laughed (a lot), had tears and remembered how scary growing up is. Thanks for your beautiful words @T_Rees." Audience feedback
Age guidance: 14+
Running time: 1hr 20mins
Written by Tamsin Rees
Performed by Jackie Edwards
Directed by Holly Gallagher
Lighting Design by Holly Ellis
Associate Lighting Design by Katharine Williams
Sound Design by Mariam Rezaei
Dramaturgy by Gez Casey
Stage Management by Rebecca Glendenning-Laycock
The development of this work was supported as part of the Barnsley Civic Artist Development Residency Programme 2018 and the North East Exchange (formerly NEADN).
Funded by Arts Council England.
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