The Criterion Theatre

BoonDog Theatre return with "Showmanship" by Lucy Roslyn for two nights only. This preview will take place on 27th and 28th July ahead of its run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

29th April

The Criterion Theatre is delighted to offer the opportunity to watch this exciting new one-hour, one-woman show on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July, with performances starting at 8.00 p.m..  
 
Showmanship, by Lucy Roslyn
 
“You want hope?
… Make me an offer”
 
1935. Dust Bowl America. As the worst dust storm in history briefly recedes, a tinpot touring Circus rolls into town. A fortune teller is  plying her trade. People are desperate for anything that might feel like hope, to know that all avenues are not shut. 
 
But if your pockets are empty, how do you pay? What else do you have of value? 
 
A darkly funny psychological thriller, laced with poignancy and devilry, Showmanship is the next installment by the award-winning BoonDog Theatre.
 
From the creator of: The State Vs John Hayes  
Winner of the Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence 2015, and John Lloyd’s Must See – Edinburgh Festival 2013. 
“Within it’s 60 minutes more is said about gender, identity, and female sexuality than many plays twice it’s length” Female Arts
“Astonishing… a very special, intriguing and disturbing piece of theatre. It may be only an hour in length but it’s impact lasts much longer” The Stage
 
and  ' Goody' 
 Les Enfant Terribles Greenwich Partnership Award. Featured on Mervyn Stutters Pick Of The Fringe 2018.
“A timeless story, fantastically well told by BoonDog Theatre” EdFringe Review
“Two of the finest performances at the fringe… Goody is a brutal display of animal cruelty and human compassion” Broadway Baby
“Lucy Roslyn’s performance as eponymous chimp (Goody) is among the most astute and well-observed performances I have seen in recent years… A masterclass in character drama.” 730 Review
 

Suitable for 14+, no admittance for latecomers.