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Female Parts: Shorts at Hoxton Hall

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Hoxton Hall presents Female Parts: The Shorts; three short monologues that explore what it is to be a wife, mother and immigrant. These three confessional plays will have you laughing-out-loud, in tears and soul searching at the same time. Join us for an intimate unique experience as we delve into the challenges and preconceptions that women face. A Woman Alone A hilarious tragic farce about a housewife imprisoned in her own home by her 'loving' husband who incessantly calls her throughout the day to check on her. With no company except that of her injured hand wondering brother-in-law, she begins to make friends with the next door neighbour. As she talks to her neighbour through the window, she suddenly comes to realisation her life isn't as perfect as she thought, and that 'loving' husband of hers is a pig like the rest of them. Written by Franca Rame and Dario Fo translation by Gillian Hanna and directed by Hoxton Hall's Artistic Director Karena Johnson, A Woman Alone is a comedy that makes serious commentary on freedom, misogyny and power. The Immigrant The Immigrant follows Ama, a highly accomplished Caribbean woman and space pioneer in her field. Instead of being praised as a role model she is portrayed as ruthless career woman who abandoned her child in order to pursue her career goals. Written by Oneness Sankara, commission and produced by Hoxton Hall's Artistic Director, Karena Johnson, The Immigrant explores the guilt of a working mother amplified by distance. As she ponders the emotional cost of her choices and the judgement she faces from outsiders. A Mother Imagine you're at home, after a long day at work, having dinner, mindlessly watching TV. As your eyes glaze over you hear a voice from the newsreader saying "terrorist captured", and the photo of the ruthless criminal flashes across your screen. Your heart suddenly stops as you realise that you know that ruthless criminal on your screen. Not only do you know him, he is your family member... even worse he's your son! Written by Franca Rame and Dario Fo translation by Ed Emery and directed by Hoxton Hall's Artistic Director Karena Johnson, A Mother tells the story of woman who discovers her son is a terrorist by seeing him on the news. As she watches the news she contemplates her part in his fate - Where did she go wrong in raising him? Age restriction: 14+

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Hoxton Hall

130 Hoxton Street
St Luke's
N1 6SH
+44 (0)20 7684 0060

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