'Extraordinary… wicked and witty’ The Scotsman
A wild and experimental extravaganza, this mash-up of re-enactment, real footage, lived experience and a punk gig was a must-see hit at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning the Herald Angel Award and Scotsman Fringe First Award.
In 1965, Gloria, a 30-year-old American woman, allowed herself to be filmed while engaged in therapy sessions with three separate therapists to illustrate their different approaches. Intended as a teaching aid, the results - The Gloria Films - were screened publicly without her consent.
This is the basis for a provocative, playful and upfront analysis of the way female desire is often minimised and stigmatised, and the nature of the patient-therapist relationship.
'Moments of true hilarity and brilliance' (Irish Independent) play out from the start in one of ‘the bawdiest performances of the year’ (Exeunt). Irish writer/ performer Gina Moxley grabs psychotherapy by the balls. The Patient Gloria is 'very funny, very explicit, and very sobering' (Sunday Independent). And therapeutic. It’s very therapeutic.