In a world of unrealistic body images, phallocentric sexual experiences, and academic expectations, what does it feel like to be a girl under pressure? Seven envelopes from Oxford University are making their way across the country. Seven girls begin their days hoping to forget about tomorrow’s impending news. Oxford University student production companies Chucked Up Theatre and FourSevenTwo Productions are teaming up to take a new play, Girls Will Be Girls by Ella Langley, to the Edinburgh Fringe. The narrative follows seven teenage girls as they try to navigate personal, social and academic demands, and carefully addresses topical issues affecting girls throughout society.
After a very successful, sell-out run in Oxford, Girls will be Girls will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 14th - 19th and 21st - 26th August in the Olive Studio at Greenside @ Infirmary Street. Your support will cover production costs and ensure that this production can transfer to Edinburgh and continue its success. While in Edinburgh, we plan to visit local schools and sixth forms delivering workshops designed to raise the confidence of students, nurture a sense of self belief, and encourage them to envision the future they can achieve. One of our aims is to raise their expectations for themselves, in the hope that we can help to improve access to top universities for students who might otherwise not have such opportunities.
PRAISE FOR GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS
"50 minutes of comedy, drama and social commentary, managing to be heady, anarchic and often very moving" https://oxfordopeningnight.com/2017/06/07/review-girls-will-be-girls/
"Ella juxtaposes moments of brilliant comedy with those of poignant emotion to create a play which, as a young woman, I found to be thoroughly remarkable and entertaining."
"Langley’s girls are a delight to watch on stage."