Denise Stewart’s Depiction Of Womanhood Proves A Hit At The Fringe
For most females the idea of the Barbie doll conjures up past images of childhood play time, tinged with a sense of happy nostalgia. Now however a one woman show is set to turn the idyllic image of the Barbie doll on its head when it arrives in Edinburgh this summer.
Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales, is a roaring romp through the childhood of DeeDee Stewart which puts the fun back into dysfunctional with her tales of scarlet fever, scotch over ice and girls gone wild.
Based around a self penned blog which reflects the ups and downs of her own life, Dirty Barbie tells the story of how DeeDee was able to come through the dysfunctionality of her family life, the tough yet often universal events of her father’s early death, her mother’s alcoholism, and her own wayward antics
Pinned around the image of the Barbie doll, which is used as an anchor to resonate with the audience no matter what their age and indeed gender – the play explores the relationships between DeeDee and her family and friends whilst growing up with the themes of loss and addiction rooted firmly in the background.
Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales will be at the Edinburgh International Festival from August 3 to August 27 (not 14 or 21) at 13.30 every day at Assembly at Assembly Hall. Tickets are available from www.assemblyfestival.com
More information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/dirtybarbieandothergirlhoodtales