The Shape of a Girl


Wed 11 June - Sat 28 June
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The Shape of a Girl
by Joan MacLeod
Community Tour: 11-28 June

"Winter’s production benefits from a gloriously powerful performance from Rep trainee Caroline Deyga...a theatre experience that will provide rich food for thought for everyone who sees it"
**** The Scotsman

Directed by Ensemble member Emily Winter and performed by Graduate Ensemble member Caroline Deyga, this dynamic one-woman play examines the frightening realities of teenage relationships, aggression and a young woman's battle with inaction.

Originally inspired by the 1997 murder of a Canadian high school student, Reena Virk, playwright Joan MacLeod's beautiful and tightly written play looks at the way little incidents of childhood cruelty can escalate, and the role an individual can have in stopping it.

Told through the flashbacks and memories of Bradie, a 15-year old girl struggling both at home and in school, she tells the story about making the tough choice between standing by while her best friend bullies another student or standing up for what's right.

The Shape of a Girl is not only a beautifully written, poetic piece of writing, it also forces us to consider how events can escalate from playful fun to violent action, how power dynamics within friendship groups can have devastating consequences and how willing we are to sit back in silence as the unthinkable happens.

Running Time: 50-60 minutes plus a 20 minute post-show discussion with the director and actor

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Community Tour

Date Venue Phone Number
Wed 11th June The Shore 01382 435435
Fri 13th June The Crescent 01382 438681
Sat 14th June Carnoustie 01241 411359
Fri 20th June Menzieshil Community Centre 01382 432967
Sat 21st June Bharatiya Ashram 01382 220023
Tue 24th June Kirkton Community Centre 01382 436453
Wed 25th June Hilltown Project - The Little Theatre 01382 431503
Thu 26th June Douglas Community Centre 01382 436944
Fri 27th June Finmill Community Centre 01382 438641
Sat 28th June Ardler Complex 01382 436442


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