Wizard Presents PERFECTLY IMPERFECT WOMEN Tour in Autumn 2018
Following its box office success and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, award-winning storyteller, Danyah Miller presents a UK tour of Perfectly Imperfect Women this Autumn. The tour starts on Monday 1st October at Oxford Playhouse and ends on Tuesday 16th October at Komedia Brighton.
Perfectly Imperfect Women explores what drives us to want to live perfect lives as mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and bread-winners. Looking at our society the play questions what makes women want to be perfect and asks - what is so bad about imperfection anyway? Focusing on five generations of Miller's own family, this universal and archetypal story examines the, often complex, relationship between mothers and daughters (and family dynamics) and the discovery that some women may have more in common with their female bloodline than they care to admit.
Danyah Miller has recently returned from her Edinburgh Festival Fringe run performing the production she co wrote and collaborated with Little Angel Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre - Kika's Birthday which has just been nominated for a Broadway World Award for Best Children's Show and which also was runner up for the prestigious Primary Times Children's Choice Award. Past productions include 'I Believe in Unicorns' by Michael Morpurgo, which premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 before touring nationally and internationally. Danyah received an Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival 2014 and an Audience Choice Award for 'Get Creative Family Arts Festival' in 2015. She recently toured 'Why the Whales Came' by Michael Morpurgo. She was a regular storyteller on BBC Three Counties Radio and recorded a 5-part version of 'The Snow Queen' for BBC Radio Solent in 2014. in collaboration with Little Angel Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre, at Edinburgh Fringe 18 where it was voted runner up in Primary Times Children's Choice Award and named as one of The Guardian's 6 children's shows to see. Danyah Miller says 'As we began to create this show I realised that I find it really challenging to accept imperfection'
The production is directed by Dani Parr, who is Director of Participation at Almeida Theatre. She was previously Associate Director at Royal & Derngate Theatres, Northampton. Dani directed I Believe in Unicorns for Wizard Presents. She also directed 'Why the Whales Came' which is currently on a national tour. Dani co-directed Moominsummer Madness, a co-production between Polka Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Little Angel Theatre and won two awards for Flathampton at Brighton Festival in 2013: the Argus Angel award for artistic innovation; and the Latest award for Best Children's Event.
TOUR LISTINGS INFORMATION:
Oxford Playhouse (Burton Taylor Studio), Monday 1st October, 7.30pm www.oxfordplayhouse.com
Brentwood Theatre Tuesday 2nd October, 8pm www.brentwood-theatre.co.uk
Artsdepot Thursday 4th October, 2pm & 7.30pm www.artsdepot.co.uk
Cranleigh Arts Centre Friday 5th October, 8pm www.cranleighartscentre.org
EM Forster Theatre Tonbridge Saturday 6th October, 7pm www.emftheatre.com
Marlowe Studio Canterbury Tuesday 9th October, 8pm www.marlowetheatre.com
Stamford Theatre Wednesday 10th October, 7.30pm www.stamfordartscentre.com
Parabola Theatre Cheltenham Friday 12th October -
Spring Arts Havant Saturday 13th October 7pm www.thespring.co.uk
Komedia Brighton Tuesday 16th October, 8pm www.komedia.co.uk