Patricia Gets Ready (For a Date With the Man That Used to Hit Her)

Theatre (new writing, drama)

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  • Pleasance at EICC - Lomond Theatre
  • 14:30
  • Aug 29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Martha Watson Allpress
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains distressing themes around domestic violence and abuse. This show additionally contains strong language, descriptions of a sexual nature, descriptions of violence and mention of abortion.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Patricia has spent a year crafting a kick-ass speech while recovering from an abusive relationship. But when she bumps into her ex on the street, and accidentally agrees to dinner with him that night, she's got some big decisions to make; what to wear? What to say? And whether or not to go? Join Patricia as she gets ready for the date, tells stories of her past and how it has affected her present, and looks honestly at her future.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access from main entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Captioned performances

  • Dates: 22 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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Victoria Maxfield 155 days ago

This was fantastic. So raw and emotional it felt wrong to clap at the end.

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Fringebiscuit (5/5 stars) 145 days ago

Bold and complex as the title, Angelina Chudi commands the stage with a stellar performance. Dismantling prejudices about abused women, this voyage through love, betrayal and reclaiming oneself is uniquely powerful.

Gonzo Magazine (4/5 stars) 153 days ago

Overall it was a solid, highly personal drama that drew the audience in with each passing minute.

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 153 days ago

When Patricia runs into her abusive ex-boyfriend, and naively accepts an invitation to dinner, we are invited on her journey of grief, trauma, acceptance and recovery as she gets ready and prepares herself for the night ahead. What is a difficult and heavy-seeming subject is handled with a truly remarkable sense of heart, humour and honesty in Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her), which runs from Tuesday 17th to Sunday 29th August at Pleasance @ IECC.

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Corr Blimey (5/5 stars) 153 days ago

There’s absolutely nothing worse than running into your Ex right? The awkwardness, the ambition to be in a better place, the latent feelings of adoration, anxiety, and fear. Yes, fear. For some, running into an Ex is an annoyance, and for others, it might be a chance of re-connection. But for some, running into an ex re-opens a festering wound, something others may think is healed, but nevertheless tender.

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