Essex Girl by Maria Ferguson

“Essex Girl: a young working-class woman from the Essex area, typically considered as being unintelligent, materialistic, devoid of taste and sexually promiscuous.” Collins English Dictionary

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 written by and stars Maria Ferguson, award-winning writer and poet. Her début one-woman show ‘Fat Girls Don’t Dance’ (that she performed at Brainchild!) won the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show in 2017, and was published by Oberon Books in the same year

Developed with Battersea Arts Centre and Soho Young Company

Directed by Lucy Bairstow

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