Fans of Michaela Coel will be familiar with her brilliant work, including Chewing Gum and the critically acclaimed I May Destroy You — which earned eight Emmy nominations in 2021 including for Original Best Series.
Prior to releasing I May Destroy You, which was an incisive exploration of the psychological aftermath of being sexually assaulted, Coel appeared in Netflix’s Black Mirror and had roles in feature films such as Been So Long and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
If you just can’t get enough of Coel’s wit and ability to tell it like it is in the most hilarious of ways, then you’ll want to grab tickets to Chewing Gum Dreams at The Old Fitz Theatre in Sydney’s Wooloomooloo.
Chewing Gum Dreams is a hilarious, irreverent ride through 14-year-old Tracey’s last precious days of childhood. As the synopsis reads: “Tracey is 14 and she knows where she stands. Indian bus drivers are the best. Candice is the buffest girl she’s ever seen. Fat Lesha can lick her own vagina. And Connor Jones? He’s eyeballing her pop socks… hard.”
The one-woman show is being put on by Green Door Theatre Company and Red Line Productions and stars Masego Pitso as Tracey under the direction of Bernadette Fam.
Coel herself previously played Tracey during the play’s 2014 run at the National Theatre in London. In its review, The Guardian praised both Coel’s acting and playwriting ability, writing, “On paper, Tracey sounds objectionable, but in Coel’s effervescent, good-humoured performance she is simply a kid – playful, hungry for experience, bored and getting by.”
Chewing Gum Dreams is playing at the Old Fitz Theatre from 13 January 2022 to 19 February 2022, with tickets ranging in price from $44.90 to $52.04. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.