Written and performed by Maria Ferguson
Directed by Lucy Bairstow
Essex Girl: a young working-class woman from the Essex area, typically considered as being unintelligent, materialistic, devoid of taste and sexually promiscuous. – Collins English Dictionary.
Kirsty is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in 00s Brentwood. She likes WKD, Elton John, Pie and Mash and Charlie Red body spray. She’s on a quest to win Sexy Ricky’s heart and pass her GCSEs. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else.
Follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex. From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration, she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl.
Essex Girl was awarded Show of the Week at VAULT Festival 2019, shortlisted for Soho Theatre’s Tony Craze Award and longlisted for the BBC Comedy Room. It is Maria’s second play and is published by Oberon Books along with her debut Fat Girls Don’t Dance.