Twice Over

Theatre (verbatim, political)

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Description

Twice Over examines Thatcher and May’s leadership through the lives of two Northern women. As history moves in parallel, we use prose, poetry, verbatim and music to explore gender, democracy and education. In the 1983 UK election, one woman knows who to vote for, but something holds her back. In the 2017 election, another woman can’t wait to cast her vote, but she struggles to raise her voice. In this moving dialogue between two women, one 20 in 1983, one 20 in 2017, we ask how far have we come and where are we going.

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Jane Prinsley 35 days ago

What fun!

Emerlist 88 days ago

It wasn’t really what I was expecting. The description says that it examines Thatcher’s and May’s leadership through the lives of two women so I was expecting a bit more about Thatcher and May.
However they were really just a backdrop and it was more about the lives of the two actors.
The acting and singing were good but it rambled a bit. At times one of the actors would speak in rhyme for a few lines, and then lapse out of it which I found rather pointless.

Stuart Shaw 96 days ago

This is the best thing I have seen at Fringe and perhaps ever. The women on stage conduct themselves with an urgent energy that lends their words an understated power. The writing felt fresh and unusual, with beautiful songs and a playful use of historical verbatim. I would recommend this show to anybody who reads the news, to anybody who feels hopeless and to all who feel the need to find hope somewhere, because this piece of new writing is packed with hope, meaning, sincerity and power.

Mark Reynolds 98 days ago

Extremely talented and confident performers deliver what is ultimately a mother-daughter comparison with a feminist, socio-political narrative. The performers on stage work very well with what they have, and this was clearly a very well rehearsed piece with an informed political viewpoint. However, if you are here expecting classic verbatim then this may disappoint you, at times it felt rather more like a manifesto performance than a political exploration, and the consecutive rhetorical questions delivered to audience felt more like a university lecture than a theatre piece. This story was a really interesting slant on the issue of women in politics, and I'd encourage the writer to return to fringe again with a script containing less verse and more aggressive theatre which will leave the audience more than intrigued by the ideas discussed.


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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Written in rhythmic feminist verse, this piece by talented duo Eve Simpson and Jane Prinsley presents us with the evolving challenges faced by female identity in two different eras. While one struggles to assert her freshly privileged voice, the other finds the means to own hers. An impressive songstress in...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Two northern working women, one in the 1983 and one in 2017, united, as one describes it, by "two hopeless prime ministers" - Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May. ...

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