'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.
Following an Arts Council funded R&D at Hope Mill Theatre in 2017 'One Good Night' is back at the same venue for its highly anticipated full-length premiere. The piece is a comic drama about the effects of female sexual assault and centres around the story of Amelia (Sammy Winward) who has been raped by her boyfriend Pete (Oliver Devoti)...or has she? Between her 'goody two shoes' friend May (Misha Duncan-Barry) and their nosy next-door neighbour Julie (Susan McArdle), Amelia is lost and confused with a blurred sense of reality. With friendship, laugher and belief, can they overcome and have just one good night?
Led by a female core creative team, writer Aisling Caffrey, director Alyx Tole and producer Alexandra Maxwell 'One Good Night' is an entertaining production full of dark humour. It is designed to educate and enlighten about rape and the effects of trauma on survivors' psyche and relationships and to empower survivors of sexual assault. With rehearsals aptly starting during Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence awareness week this week (3rd-9th February) it is all the more important that this production is seen and its message heard. Aisling Caffrey, writer, is also currently working with charity MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health) providing free creative writing workshops. MASH works with female sex workers to promote sexual health, wellbeing and personal safety whilst offering choice, support and empowerment to promote individual positive life changes.
As this piece tackles many issues surrounding serious sexual assault, a volunteer support counsellor (Amy Durrant) will be present after each performance to safeguard and support the emotional well-being of the audience if necessary.
'One Good Night'
A production by OGN Productions
At Hope Mill Theatre, 2020
Tuesday 25th - Saturday 29th February - 7.30pm*
*26th QnA post show & 27th BSL interpreted)
Running Time: 75 mins
Tickets: £12 (£10)
'It makes you lose your mind...it sits in your head and it grows..it's like that ivy...
it starts small but it feeds off everything.'