Following a highly-acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Tumble Tuck, written by Sarah Milton and presented by BackHere! Theatre, now transfers to London to headline the Who Runs the World? season at the King’s Head Theatre.
This exciting season showcases work by female playwrights in direct response to the under-representation of female voices on stage.
Tumble Tuck is a funny, brutal and heartfelt one-woman show that seeks to examine the self- worth of young women today and emphasis we place on winning when sometimes just taking part is the real achievement. A bronze medal to one person is someone else’s gold; a C grade is someone else’s A. Tumble Tuck questions the system that tells us that if we’ve not got the best result we’ve failed.
With original music by Harry Blake and direction by Tom Wright, the show tells the story of Daisy – a young woman struggling to accept herself and realise her strength. Her relationship with water is complex: it’s the only place she feels safe so why must she be judged for how well she performs in it?
Writer Sarah Milton comments, “The pressure on young people, and particularly women, to look a certain way, achieve life goals and fit in with social expectations is enormous. Tumble Tuck explores the journey of a young woman going through exactly these pressures and is inspired by my own experiences of managing my mental health through swimming. Tumble Tuck is a play I wish I’d seen as a young adult and I’m ecstatic that the show has been chosen to transfer to The King’s Head Theatre, to headline its all-female festival. We received a fantastic response from audiences that saw the play at Edinburgh Fringe and I can’t wait to introduce Daisy to London.“
Tumble Tuck is at the King’s Head Theatre 24th April – 12th May 2018.