Betty lives in memories; she finds warmth and solace there, away from her widowed existence and empty house that was once full of life. Becoming increasingly detached from reality, Betty finds her memories begin to unravel. With no real grasp on reality and a memory that is slipping away, what has she got left?
Through seamless use of mask, mime, puppetry and gesture, this one-woman show told by Betty’s great granddaughter takes you on a journey of love, life and loss.
The play will be preceded by the short film Together We Are Beautiful by Natasha Hawthornthwaite
“This very special performance had the audience enthralled from the first moments to the very last.” – Lipstick at Weekends
★★★★ “I really enjoyed the production… Louise-Clare Henry gives a fine performance as Betty in all her many guises. The production was directed with gusto by Martha Simon… A moving story that clearly comes from the heart.” – Remote Goat
“A gently uplifting play… Director Martha Simon sets a deceptive tone that at times becomes disturbing.” – Manchester Theatre Awards
“A moving play. There’s an effective sense of pace in [the] production from Fly in Your Soup Theatre. There’s a sense of stillness at the heart of the production that makes the highly physical moments even more powerful.” – Quiet Man Dave
“Fly in Your Soup Theatre have a done a good job of creating a piece of theatre exploring the unseen undercurrents of drama, the choices and decisions which shape our lives… An engaging means of telling Betty’s story for theatre.” – The Reviews Hub