Annie Siddons: How (Not) To Live In Suburbia

Annie Siddons: How (Not) To Live In Suburbia

13th July 2016

5 years ago in the middle of a sh*tstorm of life events, single mother, proud Londoner and theatremaker Annie Siddons found herself living in suburbia by accident. This hilarious, brutal and poignant show – combining live performance with films made by Annie and multi award winning live artist Richard DeDomenici, is about her gauche and wrongfooted attempts to fit in, the loneliness that ensued, and her quest to cure it. It’s about what happens when you’re a terrible fit for your community and when you make compromises in how you live because you’re a grown up, even when these decisions are corroding your soul. It’s about trying to connect in a way that doesn’t betray who you are, and how far you’re prepared to go to hold on to your construct of yourself.

Commissioned by the New Wolsey, supported by Arts Council England.
Contains adult language, scenes of a sexual nature, and scenes that some may find disturbing.

“I really went on a journey of strength, empowerment, loneliness and shame. It made me feel connected. It made me feel more human.”
“I identified more with this piece than I have with anything in a long time.”
“It was funny! Really funny. And honest – brutally honest. Refreshing, and moving.”
“It made me want to go and seize my life.”
Audience Feedback. Work In Progress Showings, Camden People’s Theatre, January 2016.

Praise for Annie’s previous work:
‘Impressively original… hovers around the sublime’ - Broadway Baby
‘Untamed, brilliant writing’ - Fest
‘Shiningly original narrative…moving and macabre’ - The List

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

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