Phina Oruche, Identity Crisis
IBO GIRL PRODUCTIONS LTD AND PHINA ORUCHE PRESENT
Written and performed by PHINA ORUCHE
Direction by BILL HOPKINSON | Digital projections by Helen Newall
This comic tale examines Phina's own observations on what others have made of her black identity as she worked her way through being fashion model, actress, radio presenter and writer in a world of fickle media.
Beginning with the real life story of the sudden death of Phina's 19-year-old niece in her house in 2011 and the ensuing press intrusion, this show presents us with 60 images of Phina in fashion and provides an illuminating, humorous and candid exposition of life under the glare of the media spotlight.
Phina portrays nine characters: Black, White, Old, Young, Male and Female, each having an Identity Crisis and explores identity struggles that are common to all of us. Through its simple key staging, the show provides a perfect vehicle for Phina's larger than life characterisations.
“Oruche’s energetic performance is fresh and raw... Oruche is clever. Her play is hilarious.” ★★★★1/2 The Reviews Hub
Phina Oruche is a British actress, radio presenter and former model best known for her performances as Liberty Baker in ITV's Footballers' Wives, for which she won a Screen Nations Award for Favourite TV Star.
Info: Identity Crisis by Phinia Oruche is at Ovalhouse Upstairs from Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 May 2017, 7.45pm | Suitable for 14+ | Tickets £14 | £9 concs. To book call the box office on 020 7582 7680 or book online here