“What’s your poison?”
Jessica needs that promotion. And she can’t tell anyone why. So she just has to get through one more night and she can come clean with her partner. One more night, and she can finally be herself.
A party, a little white lie, and Jess is left to clear up the mess after a night of feasting.
With music from Purcell to Britten, Weill to Wallen, spanning opera, jazz and song, as well as new music by viral artist-activist Ben Comeau; "powerhouse" (The Guardian) singing actor Stephanie Wake-Edwards stars in this brand new operatic black comedy, an anthem for anyone who's had to pretend to be someone they're not.
For previous productions:
"Magnificent" - The Times
"A miracle of deadpan heartbreak, every flicker lovingly captured by this expressive singer" - iNews
"Stephanie Wake-Edwards' glowing, burnished mezzo was unforgettable" - Seen and Heard International
“Wild, witty and messy… painfully perceptive” - The Stage
"Bright humour and keen eye for idiosyncrasies of personality and power… ambitious, original and playful" - Exeunt
Jess: Stephanie Wake-Edwards
Composer: Ben Comeau
Musical Director: André Callegaro
Stage Director: Simone Ibbett-Brown
Dramaturg: Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong
Created by the company.
Running time: 90 minutes plus interval
Age guidance: 11+
Content warnings: infrequent strong language, mentions of suicide
Photo credit: John Lawrence-Jones