‘To define Angie Le Mar as, “just a comedienne” is to limit her giant talent.’
LONDON (3 August 2011) – Acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and broadcaster Angie Le Mar returns to the London stage in October with adventurous new comedy drama, In My Shoes.
Her latest one-woman production runs for three weeks at Soho Theatre and finds Angie stepping comfortably into new territory performing as six apparently dissimilar individuals whose lives are intricately interwoven.
The diverse range of characters include a spiritual lifestyle guru; a jaded actress holding on to the past; a teenager battling OCD and his best friend’s tortured soul; a wannabe model on the verge of unforeseen riches; a city executive coming to terms with daily solitude; and the reintroduction of Funny Black Women star Falushilah Falashilay.
She says: ‘This is the one production I really need to do and it’s a test for me because it’s something I’ve always wanted, but previously shied away from.’
Angie is no stranger to the stage having broken box office records at the Edinburgh Festival, performed in the West End with the Vagina Monologues and written, produced and directed three sell-out plays in the past five years.
Nevertheless, she regards In My Shoes as a personal milestone and the first play to truly explore and expand the boundaries of her theatrical aptitude.
‘This production gives me a platform to dig further into my abilities as an artiste. It’s just a woman delivering voices, in script and performance.’
In My Shoes is co-devised and directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr whose production Iya-Ile for Tiata Fahodzi at Soho Theatre was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Angie adds: ‘I approached Femi Elufowoju, jr to join me on this new journey. As a director, his work is well respected and I’ve always wanted to collaborate with him.’
‘Anarchic spirit… stand-up pioneer…’ **** The Guardian
In My Shoes plays a limited run at Soho Theatre, London
15 October to 5 November 2011.
Tickets on sale now at www.sohotheatre.com
Box Office 020 7478 0100
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