Choice Grenfell

Kick In The Head Theatre Productions are proud to present a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the loss of the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell.

Choice Grenfell is a wonderful tribute featuring some of the best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately as a Galleon and School Nativity Play to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight. Joyce guides you in a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard. Also featuring previously unpublished rehearsal recordings and personal letters from Joyce, allowing a unique insight into the queen of comediennes.

As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company”.

Snow Dancer

The Snow Dancer is a brand-new eco-fable with a host of original songs and laughs aplenty. Something in The Great Wood is awry. The animals are desperate for sleep but with the onset of global warming, the weather is just too warm. Everyone is going around in circles and is sick of nuts before Christmas is even in sight. Something must be done. Our intrepid heroes – and their helpful humans – decide they must seek out the mysterious Snow Dancer if there is any chance of ever making it snow…

Come join us for a wondrous wander in the winter woods, for a fairy tale with a furry tail, and plenty of laughs and songs along the way, in an original winter theatre show guaranteed to delight the whole family.

Essex Girl – POSTPONED

Kirsty is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in 00s Brentwood. She likes WKD, Elton John, Pie and Mash and Charlie Red body spray. She’s on a quest to win Sexy Ricky’s heart and pass her GCSEs. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else.

Follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex. From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration, she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl.

Essex Girl is the second show from award-winning theatre maker and real-life Essex Girl, Maria Ferguson (Fat Girls Don’t Dance). It is a one-person monologue with minimal props and technical requirements, so adaptable to most spaces. This is a story of growing up surrounded by expectation. Of inappropriate relationships, female friendship, secrets, desires and alcopops. It questions how the Essex Girl stereotype influences young girls, what they want, what they think they deserve, and how they are treated.

Wonderfully funny and ultimately hard-hitting it will resonate with a wide audience, particularly millenials, or anyone who has got too drunk at a house party. It highlights the traditions and values of the British working class, leaving us to question our own thoughts around consent, silence and the role of women in the modern age.