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Show about one woman’s dark and filthy thoughts is coming to Preston

Posted on - 30th August, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Comedy, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Clementine Bogg-Hargroves plays Kate, a skank
Clementine Bogg-Hargroves plays Kate, a skank

A shocking new theatre show is coming to Preston.

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Skank, written and performed by Clementine Bogg-Hargroves, reveals the dark and often filthy thoughts of an ambitious 20-something who is grappling with an uncertain future.

Exciting new writer Bogg-Hargroves said she wanted to create something in her own voice that pertained to the world as young people know it right now.

She said: “I sat down and started to visualise situations I’d been in, especially ones over the last year and just watched them play out in my head until I got to a point which made me laugh or I thought: that’d be funny to show people, and I was off.”

The result is a hard-hitting and at times funny piece of theatre which has had a hugely positive impact on audiences.

In the play, Kate is a skank. She could be a successful writer but struggles to concentrate on her work. Instead, her head is filled with recycling concerns, genius ways to ensnare Sexy Gary, and the persistent fear that her internal organs are against her.

The one-woman show, directed by Zoey Barnes, had a hugely successful run at Greater Manchester Fringe, winning fantastic reviews.

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Barnes, who has just returned from Edinburgh Fringe with her play Austen Power, said: “Working on Skank has been the best experience because we know exactly how to knock each other’s funny bones and that shows in the final product.

“At the end of every rehearsal our stomachs ached from laughing and it was so rewarding to show it to our first audience and see people reacting the same way.”

Skank is on at the Stanley Arms on Tuesday 3 September. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets for Skank are £8 and available from WeGotTickets.

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Will you be going to see Skank? Let us know in the comments below.

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