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Henna Night - Cockpit Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

HENNA NIGHT, Amy Rosenthal’s classic play about female friendship and winner of the Sunday Times Drama Award, comes to the Cockpit for two nights – on October 24 and October 25, 2019.

When Judith’s boyfriend dumps her for Ros, another woman, she hits rock bottom with only booze, fags and a dodgy dressing gown to soften the blow. She can’t even stalk her replacement’s profile and convince herself she’s better because it’s the 90s.

Instead she gets absolutely smashed, picks up the phone and leaves an answerphone message to Jack saying that she either wants to dye her hair or slash her wrists. She might also be pregnant…

Henna Night is the story of two young women meeting for the first time, each wanting something the other has got…

Henna Night is directed by Sue Colgrave, who is head of 3rd Year BA acting at Italia Conti, and performed by Bethany Muir and Poppy Almond.

New producer Poppy Almond’s recent credits include Twelfth Night (Young Vic), Common (National Theatre), The Secret Garden (Ambassadors Theatre) and Never Forget (Savoy Theatre).

Bethany Pitt has appeared in About a Boy (Universal Pictures), The Queen’s Nose, The Great Train Robbery, Call The Midwife and Dickensian (BBC) and The Little Drummer Girl (BBC/AMC).

Playwright Amy Rosenthal’s work includes: Fear of Cherry Blossom (Everyman Theatre Studio, Cheltenham, 2016); The Tailor-made Man (Arts Theatre 2013); Beware of Young Girls: The Dory Previn Story (co-written with Kate Dimbleby, Matcham Room, Leicester Square Hippodrome 2012); The Man Who Came To Brunch (66 Books Season, Bush Theatre 2011); Jitterbug Blitz (Lyric Theatre Studio, Hammersmith 2009); On the Rocks (Hampstead Theatre 2008, shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); Sitting Pretty (Watford Palace Theatre 2005, UK Tour and at Hypothetical Theatre, New York 2001).

Rosenthal’s latest play, The Party Girls, about the infamous Mitford sisters, will tour the UK in Autumn 2020.

Tickets: £10 – available online at tickets.thecockpit.org.uk/sales/shows/henna-night.

Times: 5pm and 7.30pm.

Running Time: 60 minutes.