Etcetera Theatre

Monday by Gloria Williams

Monday by Gloria Williams

Winner of ‘Best Overall Production’ at the Lost One Act Play Festival
Nominated for the Alfred Fagon Award 2009
Most Outstanding Playwright, Theatre Merit of Excellence

“you got ya step daddy singing hymns praising da Lord Almighty to save you”

One young woman’s journey through the nightmares of her past.
Can Monday ever be the same again?

’Monday’, by Gloria Williams is a one-woman play that depicts a disturbing series of events that harm and eventually destroy the world of what appears to everyone else to be a typical, church-going North London family. With a
poetic and rhythmic writing style, Williams evokes not only the individual emotions and journeys of the characters, but also the specific North London-‘speak’ of the world in which her characters live.

CRITICAL RESPONSE
Monday premiered at the 25th Annual Lost One Act Festival in London and was awarded "Best Overall Production" by critic and adjudicator Jeremy Kingston of The Times. It had its New York premiere at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre as part of the New York Amazing Play Festival. It had its second New York showing at the Samuel French Off Broadway One Act Play Festival at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre after being selected out of 800 submissions worldwide.

The Play had a preview at Theatre 503 before a four week run at the Edinburgh International Festival. The Scotsman wrote,"Williams performance is harrowing and mesmerizing in equal measure and hits home the fear and powerlessness of an abused teenager trapped behind the facade of her apparently normal life.” Monday was nominated for the Ogeyinka Merit Award of Excellence the following year.

*****5 STARS - BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
****4 STARS –THREEWEEKS

“Gloria Williams is a star in the making... Monday has all the power and intensity of the best drama, while using inventive and cleverly rhymed-language throughout” -Philip Fisher, British Theatre Guide.

Show image photography – Steve Ullathorne

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SUNDAY SHOW WILL START AT 8.30PM

 
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