Ladies That Monologue at GMP Museum
Ladies That Monologue is a set of 12 short narratives – the maximum is 6 minutes, some are much shorter– told by 10 women, and was performed in the Police Museum on Newton Street on Friday the 29th of July. There’s an old saying that radio plays are better than those on TV because the scenery is better, and this is the case here. It’s a text book example of making people imagine the setting of the stories being told.
All of the monologues tell a tale from a female perspective, whether it’s marital infidelity, rape, strikes, football tribalism, sex, making do, or being passed over for promotion. Some grab you, some make you laugh, some do both. All of them do it very well.
The flyer that was given out told us that we would hear references to sexual assault, death and dying – and we did – but it was an unnecessary warning. Each story developed naturally and all such references were perfectly in context. Although the darker side of life was exposed in some of them, the humorous ones balanced things out and we left the building uplifted.
Thank you Lynn, Emily, Julie, Susan (creator/producer), Moya, Aileen, Kelly, Michaela, Liz, Helen and Becky (co-producer) for a great evening.
Paul Schofield for Canal St Media
Published: 30-Jul-2022 (6762)