LAURA (by Elina Alminas)

The Bread & Roses Theatre

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£10 - £13
Theatre/Arts
16
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Laura is a debut one woman show written and performed by Elina Alminas. It is an audience interactive performance that combines the elements of stand up and tragicomedy. This is a show about realisation and acceptance, regrets and disappointments, as well as misunderstandings and mistakes that people repeat over and over in their lifetime. The performance tackles the themes of loneliness, the urge to be loved and understood and the need to finally make up to missed opportunities. All of the above in the surreal setting of a failed wedding party - a frenzied bride to be (or not to be?), 80s inspired soundtrack, cake for the guests, antidepressants and a few champagne bottles.

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Location

The Bread & Roses Theatre
68 Clapham Manor Street, London, SW4 6DZ



Nearest station:
Clapham North (Tube)

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11. Cast and creative team are subject to change and any changes provide no justification for possible refunds.
12. This production contains adult themes, bad language.

Organiser

The Bread & Roses Theatre

An innovative and award-winning fringe pub theatre in Clapham.

http://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk

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Excellent performance. Engaging, clever, funny. Hana visited The Bread & Roses Theatre on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
5

The Bread & Roses theatre is having a good week, first they've had Day Job (an interesting take on the daily grind by upcoming 4 piece Fanny Pack Theatre) and now they have LAURA, a one woman show by Elina Alminas. It's the tale of a bride who goes to exquisite pains in planning her wedding, only to show up at the altar to find that the groom, Johnny, is nowhere to be seen. In a very interactive and frequently hilarious way she tells the tale of her love life, and we see the disjoint between what is expected of a bride and the strain it puts on people. She cuts behind the face of normallacy we all portray to show the darker sides of our personalities that we thought we'd managed to hide. It's often uncomfortable as we face these home truths, but the tragic humour of the piece keeps you gripped throughout and you always want to know what comes next. It may be a story of a wedding, but the humanity of the piece means that it's something both men and woman, married or single are able to relate to. It's one of the most interactive performances I've seen for a long while, the audience are the wedding guests so nowhere is safe to sit, not even the back rows! But Alminas's energy is so electric that even when you (as one of the guests, Johnny's best man, his sister, etc) are being attacked by Laura all you (and the rest of the audience) can do is laugh. There are of course darker moments as the reality kicks in and Laura spirals into a depression, only to seek solace in anti-depressants and spirituality. Whether Johhny turns up, or Laura survives the night is left open to interpretation, but this emotional rollercoaster is one journey you'll want to experience. I'm sure the show will be picked up and performed more next year, but for now if you get the chance, get down to The Bread & Roses and enjoy the wedding.
10 Dec 2016 by
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