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All-female theatre company Girl Next Door present their debut show, Head Girl, at Central Bar in Gateshead on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April.

In a world where living ‘your best life’ looks a lot like being over-worked, over-pressured and under-rested, Head Girl shares a coming of age story with some very familiar themes in 21st Century life. Working with the ‘Girl Boss’ mentality and a packed routine of expected self-care and ambition, this production explores how women and non-binary people navigate this very often overwhelming world.

The three theatre makers who brought this show to life are Caitlin Fairlamb, Rowan Miller and Rosie Bowden, with Bowden as director saying: “It feels like there is a part of us in this show, it will be a beautiful and bittersweet piece for audiences to enjoy together.”

Head Girl is ultimately the story of falling in and out of love with yourself. Although there is a focus on themes of how toxic-aspiration can derail us, this tale is told through a Northern lens, from the people involved in its production, to the venue itself. “We want to nurture a strong cultural identity for Gateshead,” says Bowden. “And be a part of that culture growing.”

Head Girl is at Central Bar, Gateshead on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April.



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