Yours For The Asking
Reviews for the UK Premiere of Yours for the Asking:
The Independent: "the play darts backwards and forwards in an intricate, fractured time-scheme, adroitly handled in Walters’ fluent production, that is like the chronicle of a fate foretold…Steven Elder’s finely judged Juan, an embittered, world-weary journalist... Mia Austen strikingly captures the mix of vulnerability and newly awakened sharpness in this once-naive girl."
FIVE STARS from Plays to See.com: "The acting is uniformly excellent... Very highly recommended."
Yours for the Asking has been nominated for 2 Off West End Awards!
BEST MALE for Steven Elder for his performance as Juan and BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER for John Harris. Congratulations!
About the play
A perfume advertising campaign goes wrong.
A cynical reporter and a young photographer interview the attractive young model now at the centre of a scandal.
The lift to her apartment breaks down, the paper wants its story and journalists are out of contact.
Written by Spain's leading female playwright, this is the UK premiere of this 1973 play written while Franco still ruled.
Ana Diosdado was born in 1938 to a theatrical family in Buenos Aires, who returned to Madrid in 1950. She is a playwright, novelist and actress, and has also adapted plays by Peter Ustinov and Henrik Ibsen.
Yours for the Asking (Usted también podrá isfrutar de ella) won the Fastermath prize of the Real Academia de la Lengua in 1973, and is her most performed play.
More reviews for Yours For the Asking:
The Times: "...seems an astonishingly prescient piece that offers a grotesque warning about where mindless consumerism and gossip-fuelled junk culture can lead..."
The Guardian: "...offers a chilling reminder of the impotent despair and pervasive fear that characterised Franco's Spain. Sam Walters's production also finds ingenious solutions to the play's technical demands, and the acting all round is good.”
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