Kiri Pritchard-McLean writes an Old Vic monologue | Gaslighting piece to be performed by Susan Wokoma

Kiri Pritchard-McLean writes an Old Vic monologue

Gaslighting piece to be performed by Susan Wokoma

Kiri Pritchard-McLean has written a ‘funny, dark and ultimately empowering monologue about gaslighting’ for London’s Old Vic Theatre.

Chewing Gum star  Susan Wokoma will perform Putting A Face On, which will be streamed for free from March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day.

The Domestic Abuse Bill also enters its report stage in the House of Lords in the same week, and  the theatre says Pritchard-McLean’s piece ‘offers insight into the nuances of emotional abuse, victim-blaming and control’.

The Chortle Award-winning comic – who will also direct the work -  tweeted that she was ‘absolutely blown away I get to write for this theatre and this actor,’ adding: ‘Dream job stuff this!’

Putting A Face On is part of a season of monologues funded by the TS Eliot estate. It also includes a reprisal of a 2018 season called, One Hand Tied Behind Us about key moments in the history of women’s rights in the UK, and Aisha (The Black Album) a new work from US playwright Regina Taylor about black women’s political power in America.

Putting A Face On debuts on the Old Vic’s YouTube channel from 10am on March 8.

Published: 23 Feb 2021

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