'Pests' is a production by 12MilesNorth.
25th - 29th of June
(3pm Matinee - 29th June)
Running Time: 1 hour 20 mins approx.
Age Restriction: 14+
Scenes of heavy drug use and reference to rape.
At Kings Arms
7th & 8th February 7.30pm
At Square Chapel
2nd April - 7.45pm
Running Time: 60 mins
'Green Door' premiered as a 20-minute piece as part of a Manchester fundraiser for the MIND charity in September 2018. A longer version was created for 53two as part of their ongoing commitment to nurturing new writing talent.
Such was the reaction to the second run, that Ann has been asked to perform it at women's groups, colleges, universities and theatres around the country. In response, she and director, Daniel Brennan, have developed a new, hour-long version of the play, which will premiere at The King's Arms in Salford in February. In April, it will feature as part of the 'Pay What You Can' season at Square Chapel in Halifax, where it will run in collaboration with the charity Verd de Gris, which works extensively with vulnerable women and girls.
Ann hopes to have the script published, so that other actors will be inspired to share her important story. She is also working on an adaptation as a novel and a television drama.
In 'Green Door', Ann Brown exposes the traits of those who inflict physical and mental torture on their partners by telling her own story of a troubled and traumatic past. For years, she was so bereft of confidence that she could barely speak and was unable to mix with other people at all. But there is hope. In a tale told with humour – not least some dubious dancing skills and an obsession with a certain Welsh rock ‘n’ roll legend - Ann encourages women to view themselves as survivors, not victims.
Once a presenter on Spainish television, Ann spent years living in fear, following a deeply destructive relationship, and was only persuaded to take to the stage by a motivational speaker who asked her to confront her greatest fear. “That fear was speaking in front of a large group of people” reveals Ann, “and the idea that I would one day be touring my own one-woman show, detailing some of the most heart-breaking events in my life, would have seemed ridiculous. But here I am, doing it, and hopefully inspiring others to heal their wounds and stand proud.”
"Every inch of the play is captivating"
North West End