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Brazen – Lorna Meehan

Friday, May 24th, 2019

We are very happy to be hosting Brazen by Lorna Meehan as part of this year’s Birmingham Fest.

An autobiographical spoken word journey exploring coming of age, the nature of hero worship and the difficulty in just being yourself. Why do we get obsessed with idols who are essentially strangers to us? Why do we fixate on fantasies and how far should we push ourselves to be reckless if it’s just not in our nature? Inspired by a deep connection to Jim Morrison and his band The Doors, ‘Brazen’ explores our complicated relationship with bravery, the transformative power of music and how sometimes, the wildest thing you can do is be vulnerable.

Lorna is a professional actor, spoken word artist and playwright. She has acted with local companies such as Women and Theatre, Somesuch and Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and performed original poetry at MAC, The Rep and Warwick Arts Centre. She is co-creative director of RoguePlay Theatre and has previously performed at Birmingham Theatre Festival with her original one act play ‘The Engagement’, a costume drama parody in rhyme.
As a poet she has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury and Shambala and has toured with Apples and Snakes. She has recently moved into longer autobiographical pieces. Her apocalyptic narrative poem, ‘3 a.m Waitress’, was turned into a dance theatre piece by RoguePlay and received a 5 star review at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
This is Lorna’s first full length solo show.

* Suitable for 18+ (contains strong language)

Performance date: Friday 12th & Saturday 13th July.
Tickets £8 (£6 concessions). Available on the door or in advance HERE

Lorna can be found online HERE

Details of all the other shows appearing at Birmingham Fest in different venues across the city can be found HERE

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