Reviews

Do My Boobs Look Big In This?
A show about body image for anyone who has ever worried that their boobs are too big or too small. And for those with perfect boobs. And for those with none. Why is our self-worth linked to our self-image? Both light-hearted and deep, this show will make you think. And laugh. And maybe even cry a little bit.
Big, small or none at all – Forthwrite Theatre talk about boobs!

This show was created from interviews with a wide range of women and people from the LGBTIAQ+ community.

Feedback from audience members:

“An incredibly important conversation to be having, wonderfully open.”

“A fantastic learning experience around the world of boobs – a rollercoaster of laugher and emotion.”

“Brilliant!  I feel normal!!”

“Fabulous. Great honest insights. Inclusion of transbodies really heightened it.”

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Reflections

Sandra is married to Richard; Lisa is married to Tom. When the women meet at a meditation retreat they become friends and start to question their life choices, much to the alarm of the men. Will any of their lives ever be the same again?

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Getting Over Steven by Christine Moran – Reading Fringe 2014

Winner of Reading Evening Post Pick of the Fringe Award at Reading Fringe in 2014:
“After Steven dies in an accident, secrets begin to emerge…

Steven has recently been killed in an accident. Or so it appears. As the women in his life come to terms with his death, secrets gradually emerge and we begin to piece together a very different picture of him.

Part mystery and part drama with flashes of humour, this gripping play will have you on the edge of your seat until we finally discover what really happened and why.”

“Getting Over Steven is a fantastic piece of theatre” 5* Review from Get Reading

“Chris Moran’s script delicately reveals different aspects of Steven’s life and relationships..” Female Arts

“One of the most highly anticipated productions this year, Forth Write Theatre’s Getting Over Steven is part drama and part mystery.” Alt Reading

“Getting Over Steven could be one of the biggest fringe hits this year.” Get Reading

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Plays Directed by Aidan Moran (at Progress Theatre)

The Weir by Conor McPherson

“…exceptional acting and gritty realism combine to make a personal piece of theatre”  FemaleArts

Bold Girls by Rona Munro

“… brought vividly to life by a brilliant acting ensemble.” Get Reading

“… a captivating performance which will have you holding your breath one moment and laughing raucously with the characters the next.” XN Media

“So convincing are the four actresses, that whilst watching you will have to remind yourself that you are not in Northern Ireland.” Alt Reading

Proof by David Auburn

“…this emotionally-charged production is one which is likely to stay with an audience long after they leave the theatre.” The Reading Chronicle

The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson

“..it is the emotion rather than physical action which is really designed to pack the punches here, and the contrast between distraught family, and cold, troubled killer, is powerful.” Get Reading

Calendar Girls by Tim Firth
“..It is a real talent to be able to pull the heartstrings and tickle the funny bone within moments of one another. Tim Firth’s script, Aidan Moran’s direction, and the cast’s brilliant timing combined to pull it off beautifully.” Jelly

“A huge array of emotions are conveyed by the various characters throughout the piece and as a member of the audience, I can say I felt all of them” 20 Something Freak

“..the real heart of the play comes from the characters lives and stories, and director Aidan Moran coaxed these to life wonderfully through his talented cast.” The Reading Chronicle

“Director Aidan Moran’s vision was to capture the emotion behind the story, rather than putting on a play about women taking their clothes off, and last nights show did just that.” Get Reading