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Exactly Like You

BY LOTTE RICE

Theatre. 25th – 29th Jan, 19:15, £12.
Matinee 29th Jan, 16:45

Lost in a lonely city, a young woman conjures up a dialogue with legendary artist, Nina Simone. An electrifying one-woman show, praised by critics at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.

“Slick, polished and highly touching…A must-see performance” ★★★★★ EdFringe Review

“Highly successful…A great example of an engagaing new voice” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“The script is beautiful and lyrical….An absolute joy to witness” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

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Lost in a lonely city, a young woman conjures up a dialogue with one of the twentieth century’s most inspiring figures, Nina Simone. Forced into an uncomfortable reckoning she is guided out of the darkness by the High Priestess of Soul. Blending theatre, spoken word and the songs of Simone, this ambitious piece of storytelling was praised by critics at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Directed by Fringe First Award-winner Kirsty Patrick Ward (Chef, by Sabrina Mahfouz) and performed by outstanding new talent Lotte Rice, it’s an electrifying one-woman show that is driven by poetry and bubbling with wit.

“SLICK, POLISHED AND HIGHLY TOUCHING…A MUST-SEE PERFORMANCE” ★★★★★ EdFringe Review
“HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL…A GREAT EXAMPLE OF AN ENGAGING NEW VOICE” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“THE SCRIPT IS BEAUTIFUL AND LYRICAL….AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO WITNESS” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“RICE IS A GIFTED PERFORMER” ★★★★ West End Wilma
“AMBITIOUS PIECE OF STORYTELLING” ★★★★ TV Bomb
“DIALOGUE IS FRESH, PUNCHY AND BRAVE….UTTERLY ENGAGING” ★★★★ Sincerely, Amy

“Slick, polished and highly touching…A must-see performance” ★★★★★ EdFringe Review

“Highly successful…A great example of an engagaing new voice” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“The script is beautiful and lyrical….An absolute joy to witness” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Rice is a gifted performer” ★★★★ West End Wilma

“Ambitious piece of storytelling” ★★★★ TV Bomb

“Dialogue is fresh, punchy and brave….Utterly engaging” ★★★★ Sincerely, Amy

Lotte Rice is an actress, spoken word artist and singer. Graduating from RADA in 2011 she has since been taking the spoken word circuit by storm, regularly performing at scratch nights across London. Recent acting work includes The Way of the World (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Land of the Three Towers (Camden People’s Theatre), Dissipate (Play Theatre), Love to Love to Love You (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & VAULT Festival), This is Your Life (Yard Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Royal Cunard Theatre), Canterbury Tales (Royal Cunard Theatre).

Joe Brown and Matt Whayman have recently collaborated on Andy Capp The Musical at the Finborough Theatre and Exactly Like You at the Underbelly, Cowgate during last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Matt’s independent credits include The Soldier’s Tale (Old Vic Theatre), Over Gardens Out (Southwark Playhouse), Lorca in a Green Dress, Pierre (Arcola Theatre). Joe has worked on many commercial shows in his role as Production Associate for Emma Brünjes Productions. His recent independent work includes tick, tick… BOOM! (Park Theatre), I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Finborough Theatre), Iconic – A Brief History of Drag (St James Studio).
For more information visit www.joecbrown.co.uk

Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward
Director: ‘Chef’ (Soho Theatre 2015/Fringe First Winner, Edinburgh Festival 2014); ‘NFTS Screenwriters Graduation Showcase’ (The National Film & Television School/ Soho Theatre’; ‘I’m Not That Kind Of Guy’ (The Vaults); ‘Mary Louise’ (The Vaults); ‘Evita’ (MT4Youth/Belfast); ‘Comets’ (Winner Ideastap Summer Brief 2014/ Latitude/Festival no 6); ‘People Like Us’ (Pleasance); ‘Snow White’ (Old Vic/ Educational Tour); ‘Chavs’ (Lyric Hammersmith); ‘Present Tense’ (Live Theatre); ‘Brave New Worlds’ (Soho); ‘Life Support’ (York Theatre Royal); ‘Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays 2011’ (Old Vic).

Associate Director: ‘Present Laughter’ Bath Theatre Royal); ‘Brideshead Revisited’(English Touring Theatre); ‘Communicating Doors’ (Menier Chocolate Factory); ‘Theatre Uncut Flagship Tour 2014’ (Soho/ Regional Tour), ‘Symphony’ (Watch This Space, NT/Latitude Festival); ‘Young Pretender’ (Edinburgh & Regional Tour).

Assistant Director: ‘Arcadia’ (English Touring Theatre); ‘King Lear’ (Shakespeare’s Globe); ‘Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe); ‘Our New Girl’ (Bush Theatre); ‘Bunny’ (Fringe First Winner, Edinburgh/Regional Tour); ‘The Boy On The Swing’ (Arcola).

Kirsty is Artistic Director of ‘Waifs + Strays’ theatre company and has just completed the National Theatre Studio Director’s course. She was shortlisted for the JP Morgan Emerging Directors award in 2013 and was selected as a 2012 finalist for the JMK Young Directors Award. She is currently a director for National Theatre Connections and also took part in the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Exchange in 2011.

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