Essex Girl: a young working-class woman from the Essex area, typically considered as being unintelligent, materialistic, devoid of taste and sexually promiscuous. – Collins English Dictionary.
Kirsty is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in 00s Brentwood. She likes WKD, Elton John, Pie and Mash and Charlie Red body spray. She’s on a quest to win Sexy Ricky’s heart and pass her GCSEs. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else.
Follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex. From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration, she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl.
Developed with support from Arts Council England, Battersea Arts Centre and Soho Young Company.
Shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award 2018.
Show of the Week, VAULT 2019
★★★★ ‘ a valuable addition to the current feminist dialogue’ Spy in the Stalls
Directed by Lucy Bairstow
Photo credit, Suzi Corker