A two-women play about one woman’s struggle to stage a one-woman play about Frida Kahlo, with two women in it…
When quiet, unassertive Zoe agrees to let an old university chum sleep on her sofa for “just a couple of nights”, little does she imagine how much her life will be taken over and then blown apart. Ruth – vain, driven, and totally narcissistic, is an unemployed actor and extraordinarily cross about it. Then, her muse strikes and she decides to show the World a thing or two by writing and starring in a play of her own, with the hapless Zoe dragged unwillingly into playing a supporting role or eight. Wickedly funny, caustic and absurd, this new comedy brilliantly performed by Laura Kirman and Cecily Nash has a surprising twist of a happy ending. Well, happy-ish.
Written and directed by Fringe First winner Chris Larner (An Instinct for Kindness, The Translucent Frogs of Quup, The Island of Aars), The Frida Kahlo of Penge West is The Odd Couple meets Reservoir Dogs, but with bigger laughs and more bad, Mexican accents. Presented by KPS Productions.
The post-show Q&A – with Chris Larner and stars Laura Kirman and Cecily Nash – is free to all show ticket holders.