Life Girl is a storytelling show all about living alone without being lonely. Jane compares her life with Robinson Crusoe’s and offers invaluable insights on lighting fires and surviving in the jungle. No she doesn’t, that’s a big, fat lie. She can tell you how to fix a car with one finger – by speed dialling the garage and crying down the phone. Has funny bits, sad bits and rude bits…..but haven’t we all?
In addition to her work as a screenwriter, playwright and writing tutor, Jane Pugh is a regular storyteller and stand-up performer in and around Penzance and appears every year at the International Women’s Day Cabaret.
Stay behind afterwards as Jane is building an online scrap book that compares loneliness with being alone and would love to hear your experiences.
Jane is supported by MCMC Spoken AKA Megan Chapman:
Megan is a critically acclaimed performance word artist from Cornwall. Inspired by the rap music of Eminem at the tender age of 15 and using the media of poetry, rap, freestyle and spoken word, MCMC spoken uses her diverse skills and interests to communicate views and visions of the world both as she sees it and through the eyes of others. She writes to connect herself to people and them to each other, giving the unheard a collective voice to be shouted out on stage.
“Megan Chapman’s poetry is heartfelt and rhythmic. Playful and political, her Art is in the right place.” Anna Murphy: Kneehigh Theatre
“Beautifully constructed politically potent poetry with rhythm at its heart. MCMC Spoken creates warmth from the moment she steps on stage and her humanity is written into every poem she performs.”
Sara Hirsch: UK Poetry Slam Winner, featured on Ted Tax and the BBC.
BBC commissioned piece:
2pm-5pm Saturday 30th June – Writing Workshop by Jane Pugh
This workshop explores writing from life. Finding out what you’d like to express about yourself and your experiences and then exploring the best method for doing so.
£15 per person. Places limited so book early via email@example.com or 07582 650516.
Life Girl is a storytelling show about living alone without being lonely.
“I grew up watching Saturday morning children’s telly and one of my favourite programmes was Robinson Crusoe, a badly dubbed drama about a blonde man who lived on a tropical island and tramped across the sand. That was it, really. Then I grew up and forgot about it until I read about how loneliness shortens your life-span and I panicked because I live on my own and I thought I was going to die. I did some research and discovered that being alone and being lonely are two entirely separate ways of being. So, this show is a survivor’s guide to the art of living on your own. It parallels my single life with that of Robinson Crusoe’s and questions whether some of us are born to be independent, free-spirits, who don’t have a problem with drinking on their own. “