The Struggling Life of an Artist

Theatre (comedy, music)

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  • C venues – C aquila - studio
  • 15:40
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Hitting Heads Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing, OtherMature Themes, Sexual Themes
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

A struggling movie actress and an aspiring horror writer are on the very brink of success – each just a compromise away. Jessica has been asked to upgrade her sex appeal. Olivia’s book must adopt a male pseudonym. Inspired by real events, this is a comedy (with the occasional song) about the insanity of male-dominated creative industries and the one conundrum every artist will undoubtedly face: the choice to forfeit artistic integrity in the name of success, or to stay true to their art but miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Seated chair lift to upper floors from foyer (requires transfer from wheelchair). If not taking the chair lift it is a flights of stairs plus an additional 4 steps to access the space. Assistance available. Please see staff on arrival or telephone 0131 581 5401.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Peter & Emma Shaw 114 days ago

A thought provoking show sensitively and skilfully told by two talented young performers. Definitely worth seeing for the issues it raises and for the enjoyment of seeing well timed and characterful acting up close.

Hannah D. 124 days ago

Great show. Love the female power! Strong story with interesting twists. Absolutely worth watching!


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The F Word 113 days ago

The Struggling Life of an Artist is timely and rings true for women who are trying to break into highly competitive male-dominated industries. Meyer and Grant deliver skilled performances in this part-memoir, part-coming-of-age show. [...] they are rich in honesty and a delight to watch, and as struggling artists chasing a dream, they certainly deserve an audience.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 121 days ago

“Enjoy the show. It’s fantastic,” says the woman tearing tickets with the teeth-gritted determination of someone who strongly identifies with its subject matter: trying to make it as a young person in the arts. ...

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Daily Business Magazine (4/5 stars) 124 days ago

Xiomara Meyer, who wrote the play and takes the part of Olivia, and Tamalynne Grant, who directs and plays Jessica, are both drawing on their own experiences in this production. They crank up the absurdity factor to drive home the point, but do so in a way that is always entertaining rather than preaching and that, through the quality of the writing, acting and directing, demonstrates just why the stereotypes not only no longer hold true, but were never really accurate to begin with.

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