New horror-comedy Hanging Around at Pleasance Islington

THE PLEASANCE | 4th Apr 2023 – 8th Apr 2023

Stacey Evans’ debut play as a writer/performer lands at the Pleasance this Spring, as part
of their New Work Season

Following critical success for their previous horror-themed work at the Old Red Lion and VAULT Festival, Burn Bright Theatre will team up with regular collaborator Stacey Evans (Funny Women Comedy Writing Award shortlist) to present her debut play Hanging Around.

Agatha Soton was hung for witchcraft in 1665 – something which she is understandably rather iirked about. Her great, great, great, great, great, great niece, Kate, leads an unassuming life of takeaway pizzas, doom scrolling and constant feelings of inadequacy. After an unexpected accident, Agatha finds herself back – and sharing Kate’s body. As Kate struggles to maintain control, Agatha has no intention of leaving without a fight.

Fleabag meets The Wicker Man meets Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace in a brand new horror comedy about identity, truth, and the peculiar challenges of living (particularly when you’re really, really dead).

Stacey Evans is an actor and writer. In 2020 she was shortlisted for the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award for her original script Big Time. Theatre credits include Macbeth (The Globe, Finding Nana (New Perspectives), Wolves Are Coming For You (Pentabus), and previously for Burn Bright Theatre, Vernon God Little and All Is Bright. TV and film includes Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (BBC), Cold Feet (ITV), Vera (ITV), and Seat 25 (Red Kite).

Hanging Around is directed by Katherine Timms (The Milkman Cometh, VAULT Festival), and presented by Burn Bright Theatre (★★★★★ Frankenstein, Old Red Lion, (★★★★ Super Scary Film Club for Kids, VAULT Festival).