Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs
Working with long-term collaborator Francesca Millican-Slater, Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs, was supported by mac, birmingham, and touring was supported by Arts Council England.
In 2003, Francesca bought a second hand postcard for 50p. The postcard, sent from Lincoln to London was addressed to a Miss L Gibbs of 62 Douglas Buildings, Marshalsea Road, Borough. Sent on July 15th 1910, the message on the back simply reads:
‘Be Careful Tomorrow. A.C.’
Part detective noir, part lecture, part personal biography, Francesca investigates the message on a postcard sent 100 years ago and finds herself obsessed by the life of the woman that received it. What happens when she starts tracing a history that isn't her own? And why did Miss Gibbs have to be careful tomorrow?
In Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs Francesca takes the audience with her on this intricate, amusing and fascinating journey, gently questioning how we remember those that went before us and how we might like to be remembered ourselves.
‘Beguiling…a perfect antidote to over production’ The Observer, Susannah Clapp
**** ‘We are ultimately left as hooked as Francesca, desperate to find out more about a long dead stranger.’
‘A confident and likeable performer, Millican-Slater immediately engaged the audience, and there was a real sense that she was sharing part of herself.’
**** ‘Her story, punctuated by photos and videos of herself eight years ago, is fascinating, as she details her investigations of the mysterious Miss Gibbs.’
‘Clever and touching’ The Guardian, Lyn Gardner
Since its success at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011 this production has toured extensively across the UK, with over 100 performances, to a wide range of venues and rural touring schemes including:
Oxford Playhouse | Highlights Rural Touring, Cumbria & Northumberland | North East Arts Touring, Scotland | Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham | The Lowry, Salford | LiveLincs Rural Touring, Lincolnshire | Battersea Arts Centre, London | Cheshire Rural Touring, Cheshire | Wiltshire & Gloucestershire Rural Touring | Mac, | Drill Hall, Lincoln | Axis Arts Centre, Crewe | Sacred Festival, Chelsea Theatre, London | Camden People’s Theatre, London | Trestle Theatre, St Albans
Download the tour information pack here
images © Jill Evans