‘Today is going to be the same.’
For Charly, every day is the same. Things used to be different, when there was Clo, but now there isn’t Clo, and Charly doesn’t want to dwell on that. She just wants to chug coffee, blast Beastie Boys and deal drugs. Simple.
But when Charly suffers a power cut, she’s forced back into the real world of knock-off Morrisseys, disapproving mothers and, ultimately, a world she has to navigate alone.
Lady Dealer is a mile-a-minute, one-person poem play by Martha Watson Allpress about forgiveness, the exhaustion of trying, and mistaking self-destruction for self-preservation.
It premiered in Paines Plough’s Roundabout during the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.