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20 Nov 2018

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ VISITS TWO NORTH WEST VENUES AS PART OF DADAFEST INTERNATIONAL 2018

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Comedy fans will not want to miss ‘wobbly’ comedian Francesca Martinez when she comes to Liverpool’s Unity Theatre and Chester Lane Library in St Helens later this month.

The Edinburgh Fringe Media Network Award winner brings her hit stand up show What The **** Is Normal as part of this year’s DaDaFest International 2018.

In its Merseyside premiere, the show will visit Unity Theatre on Friday 23 November and Chester Lane Library, St Helens on Saturday 24 November.

What happens when you're branded ‘abnormal', in a world obsessed with normality? This show is Francesca's defiant, insightful and fascinating answer.

Intrigued by the power that a six-letter word has over so many people, she shares her own life-changing journey of growing up as ‘abnormal’. This show is for anyone who’s ever struggled to fit in, felt ‘different’ or wondered what the **** normal means.

She has had success around the globe and toured internationally with sell-out performances proving hugely popular with audiences and critics alike, receiving rave reviews.

The show forms part of this year’s DaDaFest, Liverpool’s annual festival which showcases a series of high-quality cutting-edge works which challenges stereotypes and celebrate disability and D/deaf cultures. 

The full DaDaFest programme is available at www.dadafest.co.uk/events 

Follow @DaDaFest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #DaDaFest18  

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT FRANCESCA MARTINEZ 

Metro ★★★★★

“Hilarious and deeply moving... By the end of the hour, everyone is a little bit wobbly, rocking back and forth in their seats, some choking back tears at an exquisitely judged final flourish that proves she is not only one of the best performers on the circuit but also a writer of rare candour." -- 

The Scotsman ★★★★

“Wonderfully challenging... brilliantly busts myths about normality" 

LISTING DETAILS UNITY THEATRE 

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ – WHAT THE **** IS NORMAL

Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

Friday 23 November

8:30pm

Tickets: £16.50/ £12.50 Conc.

Suitable for 14 years+

 Book in person at Unity Theatre| 1 Hope Place | Liverpool | L1 9BG.

Alternatively call 0151 709 4988 or visit www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/francesca-martinez-2018.html

 

LISTING DETAILS CHESTER LANE LIBRARY

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ – WHAT THE **** IS NORMAL

Chester Lane Library, 132 Chester Lane, Sutton Manor, St Helens, WA9 4DE

Saturday 24 November

7pm

Tickets: £6/ £5 St Helens Library Card Holder/ £3 Conc.

Suitable for 14 years+ 

To book visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/francesca-martinez-what-the-is-normal-tickets-49641098863#tickets 

ENDS 

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For further information, images, tickets and interview requests please contact Erica Dillon at Bill Elms Associates on 0151 708 5158 or erica@billelms.com 

Francesca Martinez is available for interview. If you are interested in arranging an interview slot please contact dan@billelms.com

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

DaDaFest 

DaDaFest is a cutting-edge, innovative disability and deaf arts organisation based in Liverpool. Working across the North West, as well as nationally and internationally, DaDaFest has been at the forefront of disability arts since the organisation began in 1984.

DaDaFest delivers a biennial festival called DaDaFest International and other arts events to promote high quality disability and d/Deaf arts from unique cultural perspectives. Alongside this, DaDaFest produces a robust young peoples’ programme and annual Young DaDaFest festival. 

DaDaFest is disabled-led and disability focused but for absolutely everyone. Working to the Social Model of Disability, it seeks to establish an inclusive social understanding of disability and reflect the lived experience of disabled people. 

DaDaFest Principle funders: 

 

DaDaFest International funders:

 

 

 To find out more about DaDaFest visit www.dadafest.co.uk

@DaDaFest across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 


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