“Stand up’s confessional, right?"
Standup is the outlet that keeps you sane. The nature of the game is to turn everything into punchlines. But can you do it if you feel all-consuming sadness?
**** - Daily Mail “Put this moving comedy at the top of your must see list”
**** - Chortle "quietly profound...warmly witty...spellbinding"
**** - The Wee Review "brimming with authenticity...a marvellous one woman show"
**** - Broadway Baby “a sincere and creatively crafted show
**** - British Theatre Guide "devastatingly funny as well as genuinely insightful"
**** - Fringe Biscuit “Authentic, hilarious, three-dimensional comedy”
**** - Elaine Chapman, Theatre, Films, and Art Reviews “incredibly charismatic and thoroughly entertaining”
**** - Voice Mag "an ambitious format that channels artistic spirit and unflinching vulnerability."
*** - The Stage "smartly straddles the boundary between seriousness and silliness throughout."
*** - The List "Ellipsis still makes use of Farah's many talents to shine through the murky lens of grief."
Fringe Review "Farah is funny. She is also a highly engaging performer."
The Telegraph "Promising newcomer"
“In some ways I wanted my therapist to watch me so he can see how FUCKING HILARIOUS I AM and in others I thought how odd it would be performing to someone who’s seen so far behind my mask. Would he even find it funny or just sit there knowing what I was hiding?”
Ellipsis explores how to deal with grief, be authentic, and still be funny.
For reference, I did invite left wing newspapers to review it but they declined to come. It's disappointing to me too.
The DM did call me a woke millennial though, so I'll take the wins where they come...
Southwark Playhouse - July 2021
Lion and Unicorn - October 2020
New Normal Fest, Wandsworth - August, 2020
Vault Festival (cancelled - Covid unforch) - March 2020
Camden People's Theatre - March 2020
Direction and emotional support - Eleanor Rushton
Associate Producer - Jenny Kassner
Dramaturg - Josh Roche
Sound Design - Seah Hotson
Photos - Mariana Feijo Fernandes
With in kind support from Camden People's Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Assembly Fest, all VERY gratefully received.
References suicide, bereavement, extensive content about grief & mental health, all the good shit!
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