Having a home is one of the most pressing issues facing Londoners at the moment and Soft, The Moon Rose follows one couple on their quest to buy a home.
But for one couple the quest uncovers more than they bargained for in Soft, The Moon Rose, written by Joanna Faith Habershon (pictured above) and directed by Manuel Bau, at the Etcetera Theatre, 8-12 August at 4.30pm, during Camden Fringe 2016.
Beginning it’s life entitled, The White Room, this play was performed first at The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton, November 2015, on one sell out night.
Now the play has evolved into a shorter and tighter version, following themes of loss and the need for belonging and stability most people are looking for in life. Having a home is one of the most pressing issues facing Londoners at the moment.
Joanna said: “A couple show up to buy a house in Hampstead. They are quite young, about to get married, and there is a guy and a woman in the house who say they are cousins. They are a bit unusual.
“It is about the relationship between the four of them. They are connected to them from the past. There’s a tragic secret that links them all. It’s about loss and memories in this house and the breakdown in relationships.
“It is the second time it has been performed. We did The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton in November for one night and it was a sell out show, so now we have five nights. I fund everything, I wrote it, I’m producing it and I’m in it. I thought Edinburgh Fringe would be too much.”
Joanna studied at The Central School Of Speech and Drama (MA) and The Poor School, before becoming an actress an musician. This is the first play she has written and the first time she has appeared at Camden Fringe.
Photograph by Shay Rowan.
For more details and tickets visit www.camdenfringe.com.