The Frida Kahlo of Penge West

written & directed by Chris Larner

Ticket Information

Performances start 7:30pm

Matinees at 2:30pm

Run Time: 1hr 45 (inc. 20 minute interval)

£17.50 Full Price

£12.50 Concessions

Concessions offered to pensioners, unemployed, students, registered disabled and under16s.

Zoe’s life is in the doldrums. She needs something to happen to shake her up.  But when she agrees to let old Uni chum Ruth, stay on her sofa for a few nights, she can hardly imagine how her Life is about to be blown to shreds..


For Ruth is an actress, unemployed and angry about it.  She longs to be on a stage, just for once, with someone she can actually respect.


A one-woman show will do it.  A show about an icon of feminism and paint, and the owner of the proudest eyebrows ever to knock seven shades of shit out of the patriarchy.  And Zoe has no choice but to hold on tight for a white-knuckle ride into the depths of narcissistic theatricality.. 


“Achingly Funny” - Libby Purves, Woman’s Hour.

“Two perfectly weighted performances” – Time Out

“Farce and Fireworks: a thing of riotous wonder” – Islington Gazette.


“Chris Larner is a genius” – The Guardian


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Cast & Creative

RUTH - Cecily Nash

ZOE - Laura Kirman


Original design by Nina Patel-Grainger,

Redesign by Charlie Chamberlain and The Savage Garden


Lighting by Chuma Emembolu

Music by Chris Larner.

Recorded and played by Simon David.