Monday, February 26

Tag: That’s Noy My Name

That’s Not My Name – Hen and Chickens Theatre
London

That’s Not My Name – Hen and Chickens Theatre

That's not my name Is a powerful solo performance by Sammy Trotman as she is delving through the maze of living with a diagnosis. She is funny, sharp and thought-provoking. Sammy centres her personal experience and uses her keen observation to her advantage. She can create memorable characters like the nurse who hates their work at a psychiatric hospital to a child expressing intense emotions. The collection of stand-alone pieces leaves you on the edge of your seat, as one is not sure if one is empathetically laughing at a private mental breakdown, sniggering at another's misery or resonating at a behaviour we observe in oneself. Sammy's observations span intergenerational trauma, reactions of loved ones to mental illnesses and co-dependent relationships. Her observations are astute, m...