Alison Carr

Alison Carr

Alison is committed to telling bold, entertaining and energetic stories with women at their heart, and her work has been performed on stages and non-traditional theatre spaces across the UK. Credits include TUESDAY (National Theatre Connections Festival); THE LAST QUIZ NIGHT ON EARTH (Box of Tricks Theatre Company); CATERPILLAR (Theatre503/Stephen Joseph Theatre); IRIS (Live Theatre, Winner – Writer of the Year...
Alison is committed to telling bold, entertaining and energetic stories with women at their heart, and her work has been performed on stages and non-traditional theatre spaces across the UK. Credits include TUESDAY (National Theatre Connections Festival); THE LAST QUIZ NIGHT ON EARTH (Box of Tricks Theatre Company); CATERPILLAR (Theatre503/Stephen Joseph Theatre); IRIS (Live Theatre, Winner – Writer of the Year, Newcastle Journal Culture Awards); FAT ALICE (Traverse Theatre/Òran Mór/Aberdeen Performing Arts); THE SOAKING OF VERA SHRIMP (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Audio credits include ARMCHAIR ADVENTURES (Made by Mortals); WE STEP OUTSIDE AND START TO DANCE (ACE, National Lottery); DOLLY WOULD (BBC Radio 4). Alison has led playwriting workshops for theatres including the Bolton Octagon and the Traverse Theatre. She is part of the BBC Writersroom writers’ development group ‘North East Voices’.

Plays

  • Fat Alice
    Moira and Peter have been having an affair for a decade. Peter had promised to finally tell his wife about them today, but then Peter promises a lot of things. Something’s got to give. And it does, when a crack in Moira’s ceiling gives way to something they could never have expected. Tensions rise and the destruction intensifies, threatening to engulf the couple completely. Moira finally starts to question...
    Moira and Peter have been having an affair for a decade. Peter had promised to finally tell his wife about them today, but then Peter promises a lot of things. Something’s got to give. And it does, when a crack in Moira’s ceiling gives way to something they could never have expected. Tensions rise and the destruction intensifies, threatening to engulf the couple completely. Moira finally starts to question their relationship and what it’s doing to her. When is enough enough?
  • The Soaking of Vera Shrimp
    “Sometimes, if I’m worrying - if I’m thinking that I’m the only person in the world, that I’m getting smaller or disappearing all together – I look at these words and remember that it’s not just me. I am not alone.”

    In the middle of an almighty thunderstorm, fourteen year-old Vera Shrimp discovers an extraordinary ability - she can ‘read’ raindrops, each one having soaked up an emotion from...
    “Sometimes, if I’m worrying - if I’m thinking that I’m the only person in the world, that I’m getting smaller or disappearing all together – I look at these words and remember that it’s not just me. I am not alone.”

    In the middle of an almighty thunderstorm, fourteen year-old Vera Shrimp discovers an extraordinary ability - she can ‘read’ raindrops, each one having soaked up an emotion from those their water has come into contact with.

    Amongst all of the hundreds of millions of raindrops falling from the sky, Vera starts the search for the one that holds what she is desperate to find.

    Part science lesson, part story-telling, The Soaking of Vera Shrimp is a playful, touching and poignant solo show.