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Haley McGee: I'm Doing This For You at the Battersea Arts Centre

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Time 22:00
Date 21/07/16
Price £12.5

Blending storytelling, live art and improvisation, this show is a big romantic gesture. He’s an aspiring stand-up comedian. Today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him.

Funny, uncomfortable and a little bit sad, I’m Doing This For You explores the extremes to which a person will go in the name of obliterating her loneliness. Over the course of the evening the event evolves from an attempt to rekindle romance to an exorcism of that love.  And the only way out is through. It’s a surprise: ‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.'

 

This work was developed in residence at the Battersea Arts Centre (London UK) and the National Theatre School of Canada, workshopped at Theatre Passe Muraille's BUZZ Festival, and supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

Watch the trailer here!

 

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"Acutely invigorating... Sharp beyond belief... A hilarious, haunting show." - Top 10 Plays of 2015, The Coast, Halifax

 

“I'm Doing This For You is a controlled demolition - a spectacle of delight and horror, an act of incredible showmanship, in which Haley compellingly builds her entirely-too-believable character only to carefully choreograph her implosion. By the end everything is a glorious mess, just as it should be.” – Andy Field, Co-AD of Forest Fringe, Edinburgh

 

"Haley McGee is a fearless, raw talent." - CBC Radio

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