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New production announced for Gosport studio

By Mark Knightley

CROWDED ROOM have announced that Harriett Madeley will be performing her new ‘Outpatient’ show at St John’s Church in Gosport later this month as part of a preview run before the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; the one woman performance continuing a relationship with West Quay Studios following their critically acclaimed display of Edith last year.

The production has been created in association with Reading Rep Theatre alongside funding provided by the Arts Council; which has helped to make Harriet Madeley’s first solo show a reality. Gosport residents will be able to enjoy the performance on July 24 (Wednesday) from 7:30pm; sandwiching those at Reading Rep Theatre and Omnibus Theatre in the same week before a packed run of shows at Summerhall from August 1 to August 26.

The show is based on the performer’s experience after being diagnosed with the ‘confusingly’ named Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis; a rare disease that promised an average of nine years between diagnosis and death according to Google. It aims to become an interrogation of invincibility that will make people in the audience laugh and live longer, with the full blurb reading.

“DEATH. It’s coming for us all, so why don’t we talk about it? Well, OIive is bloody well going to. Via an earth-shattering piece of serious journalism that’ll be her ticket off the entertainment desk and into a Pulitzer Prize. But when Olive starts recruiting dying people to interview for her hot take on mortality… the last thing she expects is to become one of them.”

Tickets can be purchased via this link and general admission is expected to cost £11.55 including a booking fee of £1.55; whilst concessions will pay £9.38 and again a £1.38 fee is including in this price. Harriet Madeley will further be running free writing workshops for 16-28 year olds on August 28 (Wednesday) in conjunction with the show; which can be booked online here.

PICTURED BY CROWDED ROOM: Harriet Madeley prepares for her one woman show, which will be shown in Gosport later this month.