La Merda

26/01/2018 - 27/01/2018

Having thrilled audiences around the world, Silvia Gallerano reprises her critically acclaimed award-winning performance in Cristian Ceresoli’s sensational play, trailblazing its poetic shocking stream of consciousness on the human condition.

Winner of six major awards including Scotsman Fringe First Award for Writing Excellence and the Stage Award for Best Performance, the multi award-winning international hit play caused a big sensation on its 2012 Edinburgh Fringe World Premiere, returning in 2013 for a sell–out Fringe run following sell-out seasons in London, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Rome, Madrid, São Paulo, Milan, Glasgow, Berlin, Vilnius and Adelaide. A sell–out international hit since 2012 everywhere and in Italy, where a subtle censorship is still applied.

Cristian Ceresoli’s critically–acclaimed angry play, performed by a literally naked Italian top actress Silvia Gallerano, is a stream of consciousness where it is unleashed the bulimic and revolting public confidence of a “young” and “ugly” woman as she struggles with obstinacy, resistance and courage for her own celebrity breakthrough in the society of Thighs and Liberty.

La Merda is driven by a desperate attempt to pull ourselves out of the mud, the latest products of the cultural genocide aptly described by Pier Paolo Pasolini since the modern consumer society began taking form. A totalitarianism, according to Pasolini, even more repressive than the one of the Fascist era, for capable of crushing us softly.

 

Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2011 - writing excellence
The Stage Award 2012 - best performer
Arches Brick Award 2012 - emerging art
Total Theatre Award 2012 - innovation
Premio della Critica 2012 - miglior spectacolo
 

 

IN THE PRESS
04.04.2014 - The Guardian - Extraordinay, terrifying and hard to ignore
03.05.2017 - Jo Ledingham - Review La Merda
04.05.2017 - Alex Waterhouse-Hayward - La Merda kicks butt

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