Patricia Gets Ready...

(for a date with the man that used to hit her)
Plays and Drama , Studio Theatre
Friday 27 May 2022

Patricia has spent a year crafting a kick ass speech while recovering from an abusive relationship. But when she bumps into her ex on the street, and accidentally agrees to dinner with him that night, she's got some big decisions to make; what to wear? What to say? And whether or not to go? Join Patricia as she gets ready for the date; tells stories of her past, how it has affected her present, and looks honestly at her future.


Charlie Harthill Award / Pleasance Theatre 2021
A development fund for UK-based Artists of Colour to bring work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Infallibles Theatrical Excellence / 2020

Online OnComm Commendation / Reading Fringe Festival 2020

Show Of The Week / Vaults Festival 2020


The Guardian (2021)

★ ★ ★ ★★

“Under the direction of Kaleya Baxe, ‘Patricia’ is bold, funny (very funny) and sexually confident."

The Stage (2021)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Standout Show of Edfringe 2021.”

Ask The Ushers (2020)

★ ★ ★ ★

“A refreshingly honest,witty and affecting ‘Get Ready With Me’ like no other”

Broadway World (2020)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“A Poetic and piercing insight into the mind of an abused woman”

London Pub Theatre (2019)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"...The script is fantastic, it’s witty, it’s aware, it’s deep, and it deals with a hard subject matter in a real and often humorous way without trivialising it"

Additional Information


This play discusses the issue of domestic violence and abuse so please book with care

Trigger warnings: Contains Distressing Themes. Strong Language / Swearing / Descriptions of a sexual nature / Descriptions of violence/ Mention of Abortion

Supported by Arts Council England, Brixton House & Tender UK. 

Previously Supported by Charlie Harthill Theatre Reserves - Development Fund and Stage One Producers Bursary for New Producers

Producer - Nur Khairiyah (Khai)

Playwright - Martha Watson Allpress

Director - Kaleya Baxe

Actor - Yasmin Dawes

Well-Being Practitioner - Abs Sol

Production Stage Manager - Leon Smith

Sound Designer - Beth Duke

Set & Costume Designer - Ella Clarke

Poster Illustration : Heedayah Lockman

Publicity Images : Xanthus

Assistant Producer: Layla Madanat

Lighting Designer: Jessica Brigham


Prices from: £12

Concessions: Under 26's £10.00