The Ovalhouse Theatre will present Danyah Miller’s new show, created to celebrate International Women’s Day.
What makes us want to be perfect? What is so bad about imperfection anyway?
This is a universal story which considers one woman’s search for a richer understanding of her concept of perfection and what it means to accept imperfection in order to connect more deeply to her female line.
The show examines the often complex relationship between mothers and daughters and the challenge of discovering you may have more in common with your female ancestors than you care to admit.
Multi-award winning storyteller Danyah Miller looks at the lives of five generations of women, asking what drives us to want to live perfect lives as mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and bread-winners.
Also performing the piece, Miller said of the production: “As we began to create this show I realised that I find it really challenging to accept ‘imperfection’, because I’m afraid that this will mean I’ve failed. I’m not even sure I can accept imperfection as an option. I’ve also discovered that I’m not alone in this…. this idea of ‘being perfect’ seems to speak to all the women to whom I’ve chatted about the show. It makes me wonder why we are driven in this way and how ‘perfect’ is different for each of us.”
The piece is directed by Dani Parr and is designed by Kate Bunce.
Perfectly Imperfect Women will play at the Ovalhouse Theatre from the 8th to the 10th March. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/perfectly-imperfect-women.