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Trafalgar Studios London

Good Girl transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 17 January 2018

Naomi Sheldon’s award-winning debut play Good Girl, which explores the trials of a girl growing up in the 90s, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios 2 this March.

Winner of Voice’s Pick of the Fringe Award in Edinburgh last year, Good Girl is a semi-autobiographical story that examines the dangers of defining ourselves by the opinions of others, delving into the conflict between the need to please and the frenzied faux feminist rebellion of 90s ‘girl power’. The show will play in the West End venue from 5th to 31 March.

Good Girl’s story aims to bring together the gossipy teenage troubles of Clarissa Explains It All and the pervasive disorientation of The Bell Jar to create a piece that is at once dark, humorous and hopeful. A bold, provocative and darkly comic coming-of-age tale that interrogates the experience of a young girl growing up in the 90s, Good Girl is a timely and distinctive piece that offers a vital new perspective to current dialogue about female experience, evoking the most wonderful – and terrifying – moments of growing up.

It’s apt timing for the show to come to the West End, as the opening week at Trafalgar Studios coincides with both International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March and the Women Of The World Festival at Southbank Centre from 7 to 11 March, where Sheldon will participate in a panel discussion and perform excerpts from the show.

The timely production has been praised by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson who described the show as “cutting edge truth and hilarity from one of the freshest young voices this century.”

Its run will coincide with that of acclaimed musical The Grinning Man, which is booking until 14 April in the Trafalgar Studios 1 space.

Tickets for Good Girl can purchased through the venue’s website.


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