By Joanna Murray-Smith
Our next production will be Bombshells at the Alma Tavern (18-20 Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HY)
29th March – 2nd April 2022
For more informaion about the Alma Tavern see their website at https://www.almatavernandtheatre.co.uk/theatre
Bombshells consists of six monologues made famous by Caroline O’Connor, exposing women balancing their inner and outer lives with humour and often desperate cunning. The scripts are brilliant, funny and perceptive, the characters range in age from a feisty teenager to a 64-year-old widow yearning for the unexpected.
The playwright describes the six characters as women who struggle, ‘sometimes hilariously, sometimes tragically, to bridge the chasm between the wilderness of their inner worlds and the demands of their outer worlds’ (Murray-Smith, 2004).
A mother who tells the story of her non-stop day in an anguished internal monologue; A cactus lover bravely attempting to rise above her relationship crisis; A cabaret singer who’s had her fair share of personal problems. All of the women depicted are relatable, and combined they show the depth of the female experience.