Bush Retrospective: When I Was A Girl I Used to Scream and Shout

A rehearsed reading of Sharman MacDonald's 1984 play
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19 Jan

Bush Retrospective January will be Sharman MacDonald’s When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, which premiered at the Bush in 1984.

When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout was Sharman MacDonald’s first play. Set in 1950s Scotland, it charts the sexual misadventures and misconceptions of Fiona, growing up with her repressive mother and best friend Vari. Sharman MacDonald won the Evening Standard Drama Award for the Most Promising Playwright in 1984.

This rehearsed reading will be followed by a panel discussion where Sharman will be joined by Margaret Perry, writer of Paradise Now!, which has its world premiere this December at the Bush.

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19 January 7:00pmFrom £20

  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £17.50
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £15
  • Access: From £15
  • Standard: From £20
  • Senior Citizens: From £17.50
Running time approx 2 hours

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