Exploring themes of dependence, aspiration and celebrity in our society, Sarah Tattersall’s debut one-woman show asks, “What’s next?” for people who are tired of being, ‘fine.’ Documenting the journey to becoming a washed-up twenty-something, Sally is influenced by the writer’s experiences and those of the millennial generation. It would be rare for this heightened story to be relatable (and Sarah stresses it is not autobiographical), yet the balance of unrivalled ambition and overwhelming failure, is something many millennials will recognise.
One of Sarah’s biggest aims is to present a female character who does not provide the emotions or shame typically expected of her.
The play is a naturalistic comedy, which blends story-telling with stand-up and songs. It predominately features Sally speaking directly to her audience through a microphone. However, the playful relationship between actor and technology – as if lights, music and audience reactions are encouraging her spontaneous performance – give the show a unique, stylised twist.
Sally’s Alright was developed and previewed at the University of East Anglia, where it received high praise from audiences for its, zany originality and, fresh, interesting and very funny nature.
Sarah has been writing and performing as an actress and musician since graduating from the University of East Anglia in 2014 with a degree in drama and awards for best supporting actress, best comic actress and an unofficial nod for deadpan brilliance.
After this run, Sarah will continue to develop the show, in addition to playing musical and comedy gigs and working on a number of filming projects.
Sally’s Alright, Etcetera Theatre, Above the Oxford Arms, 265 Camden High Street, London NW1 7BU, Thursday 18 Aug to Sunday 21 August 2016, 6.30pm.
Ticket prices: £6.00