Theatre (new writing, adaptation)

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  • ZOO Playground - Playground 2
  • 16:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Squidink Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Yellow is 'a stunning modern adaptation' ( of the Victorian short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Charlotte is suffering from post-partum depression. She finds an outlet when she starts writing her blog and connecting with others who have had similar experiences. But her husband seems more and more uncomfortable with Charlotte's new project. When the wi-fi cuts out, Charlotte knows something isn't right. And then the walls start to close in. Yellow is a darkly humoured and immersive piece about women's illness today, which asks whether our attitudes have really changed at all.

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  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

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Greg 93 days ago

That this show should probably come with a trigger warning shows how well it deals with depression. Initially it has the feel of a setup for a cheap horror: a rented house that no one else will live with the suggestion of something in the walls. We see Charlotte’s condition deteriorate, reaching out to an online world, when those who should be there physically to give professional or personal help deepeningly fail to do so despite their best efforts, exposing their own character flaws in a mix of audience horror and empathy. How this affects Charlotte is incredibly realistic. If you’ve been through depression you’ll relate to this, if you haven’t it’s full of valuable insights.

Perhaps a touch slow to get going, but once it does it’s full of brilliant dialogue, expressive dance, and mania that will leave you stunned.

Highly recommended. Go for moving, real, tragic theatre.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 84 days ago

Yellow, written by Conky Campfner, is a modern adaptation of a Victorian short story The Yellow Newspaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Charlotte (Grainne Dromgoole) is suffering from post-natal depression, trapped and unable to express her feelings. Her only outlets of writing and reading are stunted by her husband and put...

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Deadline News (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

Yellow is a timely play which asks just how far have we actually come since the days of diagnoses of hysteria and whether society is any readier to listen to women’s voices than it was a century ago.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 92 days ago

Charlotte has found a grand house on the Sussex cost, startlingly cheap. ...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 93 days ago

When Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story The Yellow Wallpaper was published in 1892, it served as a chilling condemnation of the American mental health system, and in particular its treatment of women, who were often dismissed as hysterical. Over a century later, surely things have improved? Yes and no. Yellow...

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The Student Newspaper 93 days ago

Yellow is an adaptation that will leave you thinking long after its enigmatic ending. It is a meditation on female rights, on mental illness, on writing as a means of expression. Funny, gripping and constantly inventive, it cannot be recommended highly enough.

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 94 days ago

Stunningly captures the surviving vestiges of Victorian mental health attitudes...

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