Written by Florence Keith-Roach, this dark comedy looks at female friendship, fertility and freaking out.
Taking place during the Vault Festival from the 24th February to the 6th March, this intimate two-handed play examines closely the difficulty of growing up as part of generation Y.
Though friends from university, GIRL 1 and GIRL 2 are living very different lives. Now in their late twenties, the only things that continue to unite them are their struggle against society’s expectations, a love of 90s dance music and a mounting alienation.
Over the course of a year, the tension of this realisation mounts and the wilfully humorous banality of their dialogues, so reassuring at first, begins to grate against a far more sincere and ultimately tragic subtext.
Talking about the play Florence Keith-Roach said: “I wrote Eggs to try to examine the volatility and unique calibre of female friendship. I wanted to try and shed some light on the complexities of these relationships, both nurturing and destructive, inspiring and draining, funny yet tragic.”
The production is directed by Lucy Wray, with set designs by Clementine Keith-Roach and costume designs by Lily Ashley. It will star Florence Keith-Roach as Girl 1 and Amani Zardoe as Girl 2.
Eggs is essentially a play about two women trying to figure out who they are and how to exist. An early version of the production opened to great acclaim at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Eggs will run as part of the Vault Festival from the 24th February to the 6th March. Tickets cost £16, with £12 concessions available. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.vaultfestival.com/event/eggs/2016-02-24/.