It's Beautiful, Over There

Theatre (new writing)

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  • Venue 13 - Venue 13
  • 20:10
  • Aug 24
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Stephanie Greenwood
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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Description

In It’s Beautiful, Over There, Stephanie Greenwood relates the death of various members of her broad family tree with vignettes about grandparents, resistance fighters and Polish aristocrats. However, the loss of a dear friend in Stephanie’s present hangs over these stories and anecdote gives way to heartache. Stephanie reaches for song, object work, movement and origami to find a theatrical language with which to communicate the force of a grief larger than words.

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Theresa W 89 days ago

Well written and beautifully done. The themes of death, loss and family archaeology are challenging to tackle but Stephanie weaves these together skilfully and deftly. How do you make accessible such an intensely personal set of stories? How do you put a mirror up to the grief buried deep inside? There is so much courage in this show, so much determination to shine a light on the darkness. Thank you!

Eleonora Kouneni 97 days ago

Grief is a hard beast to tame. Invisible and versatile, it shows up when least expected. Loss. Losses. How many? How different? How did they affect you? Which ones can you talk about with fondness? Which ones do you never talk about at all?

“It’s Beautiful, Over There” is a fantastic piece of theatre dealing with love, loss and avoidance coping.

Stephanie intelligently explores these themes through a series of incredibly engaging (and, at times, downright hilarious) stories about all the people in her life that she has lost, until she can pluck up the courage to start talking about the one that hurts the most, finally attempting to make that scary step towards acceptance.

The stripped-down staging lends itself to wonderful movement sequences, and the elegant writing to incredibly powerful and moving performances. Everyone in this production, on and off stage, has helped create something to be proud of.

Let Stephanie take you on this wonderfully-crafted journey, and I guarantee you will leave the theatre with tears in your eyes and a piece of her soul in your pocket.

Gavin Whitt 98 days ago

This is a beautiful show based on memories and personal experience. The performer in this show is great and the show's direction is flawless. I was particularly moved and fascinated the by personal stories and their historic significance. I most definitely left the theater feeling moved and impacted. I highly recommend seeing this!

Samantha Hannah 98 days ago

This play was moving and really quite beautiful. Venue 13 was a little further out from the venues I normally frequent but it has an excellent theatre space, a quietness to it not always experienced in other venues and offered a different fringe experience. One that will stay with me. The performance was captivating too.

Rob Edwards 108 days ago

This is about my daughter, Lindsay, who took her own life 19 months ago after a long struggle with mental health problems. I've seen it. I would recommend it.

It's not joyous, it's not perfect, and it's very personal. But it is a serious, insightful and moving drama about loss, grief and mental health. It includes one of Lindsay's poems. It is also supporting her mental health research fund https://wordsthatcarryon.org/. It's important. I also tweeted about it: https://twitter.com/robedwards53/status/1157922869806059520


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FringeReview 90 days ago

There is a dark secret at the heart of It’s Beautiful, Over There, written and performed by Stephanie Greenwood. Apparently a piece of storytelling about the deaths of various members of her extended family, at its centre is the suicide of one of Greenwood’s friends. From early in the piece,...

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