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FRANCESCA FORRISTAL

WRITER-PERFORMER
& DRAG KING

 

ABOUT FRANCESCA

Francesca Forristal "uses humour as a feminist weapon" (The Sunday Times) as a musical theatre writer, writer-performer, improviser, and drag artist based in London. She's queer. She's hairy. And she's the co-founder of multi-award-winning drag duo DRAGPROV, as well as book writer of FORRISTAL AND CLARKE MUSICALS


Represented by Jethro Thompson at Tavistock Wood, Francesca's five-star one-woman show ODDBALL was nominated for Edinburgh’s TV Festival 2020 New Voice Award, supported by Netflix, as well as an Off West End Award ’19.


Her latest "original and edgy" [The Guardian] musical, PUBLIC DOMAIN, was The Times' Pick of the Week [The Times Hotlist], and is now streaming at the Southwark Playhouse here. Francesca's other musical, P.S. I'm a Terrible Person - was shortlisted for the Pleasance Theatre's 'Charlie Hartill Reserve Fund' Award, and is currently in development. She's a Musical Comedy Awards 2019 Finalist,  Bechdel Theatre #FeministFave 2018, and won the Phoenix's Improv Act of the Year Award. 


She has appeared on the BBC, BBC Bitesize, and has produced shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Underbelly Southbank, The Royal Festival Hall, and the Southwark Playhouse. Francesca is excited by projects which combine music, sound-design, and theatre with a twist of dark comedy, to create original and thought-provoking work. 

For more info about Forristal and Clarke Musicals, (co-run with Jordan Clarke) check out their website here

 

"Sharp, delicious satire. An original and edgy show, recommended! Performed to pitch perfection by Forristal."

Arifa Akbar - THE GUARDIAN, 2021

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PUBLIC DOMAIN

at the Southwark Playhouse, 2021

 
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P.S. I'M A TERRIBLE PERSON

P.S. I’m A Terrible Person is a dark comedy musical about addiction inspired by true events, currently in development. This show is the high before a caffeine-crash. It's twisted, and funny, and addictive. Provoking frank, much-needed conversations about disordered eating with all the high-octane headiness of a modern musical.


The cast for the Sept, 2021 workshop included Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dear Even Hansen), Piers Bate (Waitress), Charlotte Vaughan (The Phantom of the Opera), Lewis Cornay (The Book of Mormon), Lottie Johnson (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Francesca Forristal as Martha Weiss.

and the same).

 
 
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FORRISTAL & CLARKE

MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS

A new theatre company based in London, dedicated to writing new contemporary musicals.​ 

In Production:

P.S. I'm A Terrible Person

PUBLIC DOMAIN (Southwark Playhouse 2021) 

 

DRAGPROV PRESS

BBC Feature Video -  Life as a London Drag King

THE METRO - I'm a Drag King by F. Forristal

EVENING STANDARD - Top Ten LGBTQ Shows to see in London

QX MagazineDrag Kings and Body Dysmorphia by F. Forristal

BACKSTAGE - Gender Bending Artform Taking London by Storm

 
 
 
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07788663166

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