Friday 28 September
Narcissist in the Mirror / POP (Pick of the Fringe)
See the Coliseum's Pick of the Fringe from the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, POP by EVENTHORIZON., performed on the main stage in a double bill with Rosie Fleeshman's Narcissist in the Mirror.
Abbi and Beth want to be Kate and Naomi, walking the fashion week in Paris or partying with britpop stars in London. Instead, they’re stuck in a small northern town, incarcerated to pre-fab science labs and cold wet playgrounds.
Teenage friendship is tested and the bonds of loyalty severed in an audacious theatrical presentation, mixing music and fashion in an intercultural, funny and tender new play.
Set in the mid 1990s and late 2000s, taking in London and New York, POP’s narrative moves at breakneck speed to a soundtrack of britpop and the backdrop of Blair’s Cool Britannia, from past to present and the contemporary aesthetic of The Face, Vice and ID Magazine.
Created by EVENTHORIZON., POP features Martha Godber (RIGHT, Old Vic Theatre, London; The Empty Nesters’ Club, John Godber Company) and Sade Malone (BAFTA Scholarship Winner 2017) in an unflinching and raw, prescient, funny and tender new production.
Written by Will Hammond
Nothing to Declare Productions
Narcissist in the Mirror
Winner of Best New Play at The 2017 Manchester Theatre Awards and Best Spoken Word Show at The 2017 Manchester Fringe Festival.
A dark comedy about life, ambition and millennial expectation: Narcissus is a love addict, a starving artist and a lost soul searching for self-worth. Laced with acerbic wit, punchy dialogue and intricate spoken word, Narcissist in the Mirror is an honest account of self-exploration as rip-roaring as it is poignant and heartfelt.
Premiering in April 2017, Narcissist In The Mirror has played to back to back sell-out audiences and received widespread critical acclaim. It was selected for PUSH festival by HOME Manchester, enjoyed a sold out run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, receiving a London transfer from The Pleasance in the process, and has just been optioned for a six part television series by Lime Productions, the pilot is currently in development.
Written and performed by Rosie Fleeshman. Directed by Sue Jenkins.