Dear Eliza



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Dear Eliza is a one-woman play investigating the deterioration of a friendship under the strain of mental illness. In a media culture that either villainises or victimises the mentally ill, Dear Eliza navigates the grey area with guts and defiance. Playful, bold, cynical, and admirably candid, this play is very much about confronting unexpressed emotions within relationships and saying out loud what you’d rather keep in your head. It weaponises a ‘been there, done that’ attitude to masterfully balance heartbreak with humour, creating a truly honest tribute to the reality of life as a mentally ill person.

Written and performed by Barbara Diesel, and directed by Helen Parry, Dear Eliza comes to the Brighton Fringe Festival following a successful short tour of the UK. Shortlisted for the Best Newcomer award at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in 2023, this show promises to make you laugh, then cry, and then laugh again.

The production is proud to also be raising money for the mental health charity, Mind.

Reviews


She had us hooked on every single word she said... This is a must watch performance.

- Better Than Words, ★★★★★

Diesel’s performance was captivating from start to finish.

- A Youngish Perspective, ★★★★ 1/2

Intimate, edge-of-your-seat, darkly funny and captivatingly vulnerable... an unmissable project.

- The Leopard News, Goldsmiths University

Company: Dear Eliza

(Website)

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins


Venues: BN1 Arts Centre


Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet


Age suitability:
16+ (Guideline)


Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.


Content Warnings:

 Strong Language Strong Language

 References to Mental Illness References to Mental Illness

 References to Suicide/Self Harm References to Suicide/Self Harm


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May 4, 2024

8.00pm

BN1 Arts Centre

Standard: £8.50

Conc: £7

May 5, 2024

8.00pm

BN1 Arts Centre

Standard: £8.50

Conc: £7

May 27, 2024

8.00pm

BN1 Arts Centre

Standard: £10

Conc: £8

May 28, 2024

8.00pm

BN1 Arts Centre

Standard: £10

Conc: £8

May 29, 2024

8.00pm

BN1 Arts Centre

Standard: £10

Conc: £8



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