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The latest chapter in the Ruth Rich Saga. Ruth’s kids have flown the nest and she’s packing
up the house ready to downsize. Sale agreed. All sorted. Till it starts to rain and the doorbell
SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL DRAMA FESTIVALS ASSOCIATION DEREK JACOBI NEW PLAYWRITING COMPETITION 2019
“Truly captivating play, brilliantly executed.”
“A brilliantly accurate, touching and laugh-out-loud funny play.”
“Genius! Totally absorbed for the whole performance. Still laughing …”
“Bright and sparkling dialogue … well-observed and well-contrasted characters ….well-observed human observation of family life…”
JUDGES’ COMMENTS – NATIONAL DRAMA FESTIVALS ASSOCIATION DEREK JACOBI NEW PLAYWRITING COMPETITION 2019
“A quality performance throughout
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“Ginny Davis on impressive and endearing form in this one-woman tour de force.”
“Warm, compassionate, witty, sad and a bit of something we could all relate to. Brilliantly executed.”
“Excellent show – the play and performance were really brilliant and absorbing! So well observed.”
Ginny Davis plays nine characters in the play. Picture: David Clarke Photography
BUXTON FRINGE REVIEW
Ginny Davis on impressive and endearing form in one-woman tour de force in Wellesbourne
On the night I saw it another dimension to the play emerged. Most of the audience in Ginny’s home village of Wellesbourne where it was performed
There are few playwrights who take the subject of middle-class life and treat it seriously. Alan Ayckbourn springs to mind. Ginny Davis treats her subject with affection but without pretension, sentimentality or scorn. In or out of its home setting, this is a play that should add to her growing collection of accolades.
NICK LE MESURIER
What there is not enough of is older parents of teen/adults telling it how it is with a dollop of humour and a ton of refreshing cynicism…
An imbalance that this eminently entertaining slice of observational wit and worry nicely redresses.
Written and performed by local actress Ginny Davis this one-woman play, which runs at about an hour, is the latest episode in her ‘Ruth Rich Saga’ series.
In ‘UpDownSizing’ Ruth is preparing to downsize. Everything is fixed and sorted to a T for her sale of the large family home she’s loved for 29 years to the Tetleys. Her elder daughter and funeral director partner are in the same chain. Nothing can go
The delightful thing about watching Ginny perform is that not for one second do you feel any worry or discomfort for her; the nervousness that often descends while watching
The cleverly crafted language of the play helps – at times it’s a simply solo narrative, with poetic lines, while at other points it’s a Noel Cowardesque romp with farcical comings and goings of the characters.
Like many in the audience I related to the story and Ruth’s character – laughter bubbled up as we recognised ourselves in this put-upon mum and wife.
The only criticism I have would be to turn up the internal