By Richard Cameron
Kluane Saunders, Karina Sindicich, Sophie Wee.
It is a celebration of women as friends, daughters, mothers, wives, workers and strangers - their fragility and their ability to overcome.
Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down by Richard Cameron (recently performed to high acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011) is a story told by three women.
Lynette is a quiet and spiritual woman who married the wrong man. Ruby was a rebellious teenager who now lives with the consequences of loving the wrong man. Jodie is cheerful and loving teenager whose youth was shattered by a violent man.
Through a series of monologues and scenes which weave together the stories of these three very different women, we discover the way their lives are impacted by violence.
It is a poetic and lyrical investigation of why we love the people we love, and the ripples of impact our actions create.
The playwright Richard Cameron has been praised for his subtly charged lyrical dialogue and has won numerous awards including the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, and the Independent Award for Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down.