MORE ABOUT THE PLAYS FURTHER DOWN…
Jude has always known she doesn’t want kids. Her sister Susie isn’t sure.
One day, in a café full of ‘yummy mummies’, Jude loses the plot and kicks a pram. Then gets arrested. Then gets sent to anger management.
Susie goes along for the ride and uses the opportunity to confess a secret.
“I am the Edith fucking Piaf of the empty womb”
(She kicked a pram)
“Je ne regrettay fucking rien”
Following smash performances at Latitude, Edinburgh, and a UK tour, acclaimed Old Trunk bring their hit play to their hometown.
A journey of two sisters; an unflinching look at what it means to be a modern woman.
“A real gem” ★★★★ The Guardian
“A shot of high-energy fun…thoughtful writing that never forgets to be funny” – ★★★★ Observer
“Desperately funny, emotionally resonant” ★★★★ The Stage
FRAN & LENI
1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp. Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice.
Music, sex, fishnets, tits and spitting. A two-girl escape from everything sugar and spice.
Following critically-acclaimed runs at Latitude, Edinburgh, & London’s Vault festival, Old Trunk bring this full-throttle tale of lifelong friendship to their hometown.
“Profanity meets poetry…energetic performances that balance knife-edged irony with heart-rending sensitivity…a provocative, observational piece.” ★★★★ The Stage
“Bittersweet story of two girls’ rebellion against the machine…laugh out loud funny, provocative, deeply sad” ★★★★ To Do List
Fran & Leni rides alone on Wednesday 19th April, but on Saturday 22nd there is a DOUBLE-BILL FANDANGO with Pramkicker.
Both plays have sold out their previous Southend dates dead quick so booking early is advised.
Both plays are an hour long. Interval inbetween for booze, obvs.
Single tickets £14.
Double Bill price £20.