Worklight Theatre presents
UK Tour: Friday 12th January – Thursday 22nd March 2018
This is a story about a girl. And a boy. Some of it’s true. And some if it isn’t. And I’m not going to tell you which.
Following a highly successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Joe Sellman-Leava’s highly acclaimed one man show Monster embarks on an exciting UK tour in 2018. Monster is a dark but humorous exploration of gender and masculinity – with intimate storytelling at its heart, Monster looks at a young man’s struggle to make sense of love and anger.
With its examination of male attitudes towards women, and male role models celebrated in society, the play has gained new relevance since its Edinburgh debut in the wake of recent sexual assault allegations against a string of celebrities. Monster importantly sheds light on our perceptions of gender, violence and aggression
Experimenting with form, Joe Sellman-Leava’s performance includes a play within a play, and a narrative split across multiple characters and timelines converging at the play’s climax. Playing with the very premise of presentation and performance, the play features the words and personas of known figures including Mike Tyson and Patrick Stewart.
Brimming with earnest, intelligent energy and jumping between threads seamlessly, deftly reconstructing scenes, arguments and interviews with nothing but a pair of red steel chairs for a set (★★★★ The Stage).
Sellman-Leava has previously had phenomenal success with Labels, which has been touring nationally and internationally since 2015 and won a Scotsman Fringe First. Monster was critically acclaimed during its Edinburgh Festival Fringe premiere in 2017, and is going to VAULT Festival this January 2018.
12th – 13th Jan Ustinov Studio, Bath, 8pm
Theatre Royal Bath, Saw Cl, Bath BA1 1ET
Sunday 14th Jan The Tolmen Centre, Falmouth, 7.30pm
Fore St, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5AA
24th – 28th Jan VAULT Festival, London
Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7AD
Thursday 8th Feb The Woodville, Gravesend, 8pm
15A Wrotham Rd, Gravesend DA11 0PA
19th – 22nd March The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
163 Fore St, Exeter, EX4 3AT