Selina Helliwell’s new play The Formidable Lizzie Boone will hit the stage at the IABF in September as part of The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2021.
This one-woman play set in and around a therapist’s office explores Lizzie Boone’s tumultuous life. Her experiences as a young girl with the school bully, her subsequent chaotic spirals and her ongoing struggles with mental health.
The play explores the intricacies of humanity through the eyes of a woman who loves vodka and a cat called Lionel.
Helliwell’s earlier play Burnout, first performed in 2018, had two hugely successful runs in Manchester winning a ‘Highly Commended’ Northern Soul Award in the Theatre Production of the Year category. It was also shortlisted in the ‘Leading Live Event of the Year’ category in the ‘This Is MCR’ Awards. Dealing with subjects like drug abuse and suicide, the play was recognised for opening a conversation around mental health.
Bursting with soul and dark humour.
Teamed with the dark humour that made Burnout so successful, The Formidable Lizzie Boone brings many of these difficult themes to the stage again. Examining themes such as mental health and sexual assault, the play explores the intricacies of humanity through the eyes of a woman who loves vodka and a cat called Lionel.
Lively voice-overs will assist in bringing to life a colourful array of characters. Bursting with soul and dark humour, the play also features a theatrical burlesque dance scene. Join Lizzie Boone for a night of drama and dark comedy.