“Nails don’t get wrinkles. My hands look like walnuts but my nails could be anyone's."
Harriet is 78 years old. She gets her nails done every week so she can sit opposite Tien. A beautician who is too young to mention.
The Last Manicure is a dark comedy that looks at need, desire and the brutality of growing old.
Cast: Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Age of Innocence, Blackadder, Romeo + Juliet).
Creatives: Written by Amy Baty, Directed by Max Elton, Sound by Piers Sherwood-Roberts.
Bitter Pill are trying to produce new writing until theatres in the UK reopen. Through The Painkiller Project, they are open for submissions once a month and are producing a winning play each fortnight as a podcast available as The Painkiller Podcast on all podcast platforms. They plan to stage highlights from the project in front of an audience at a point after this becomes a possibility.
As things currently stand, we are getting closer to the point where everyone involved in the project gets paid. This is because of the generosity of those who have donated to the project, to whom we would like to say, thank you so much.
If you can afford to donate, or if you know anyone who might want to support the project, there are two options:
You can make a one-off donation through PayPal.me - https://www.paypal.me/bitterpilltheatre
Or, you can become a patron to the project through Patreon. This allows you to make a donation that would be repeated each time a new winning play is released, fortnightly - http://patreon.com/bitterpilltheatre
It would mean the world to us and allow us to make more work.
To find out more about Bitter Pill or to subscribe to our mailing list for more news about The Painkiller Project - https://www.bitterpilltheatre.com/