'Sends us towards a love that is messily human' Exeunt Magazine
Heartbreak changed Femi’s body and life forever. This is her solo theatre show about love, illness and not giving up.
Full of truths, laughs and uncomfortable moments How to Die of a Broken Heart is an intimate storytelling experience.
Through stories of her failed relationships, Femi lays bare the desperation so many of us feel when it comes to love, and invites us to both laugh at her mistakes - and accept our own.
How to Die of a Broken Heart illuminates both the beauties and the dangers of loving someone, but ultimately reminds us that broken things - especially hearts - can be mended.
Read our interview with Femi Martin in which she talks about inspiration, creativity and finding humour in painful subject matter.
‘...her experiences are described with the humour and excitement that Martin naturally brings to her everyday life’ Total Theatre
Femi Martin began her career performing flash fiction on London's spoken word scene before becoming the Dickens Young Writer in Residence 2012. The Achalasia Diaries, a documentary about the development of Femi’s chronic illness, aired on BBC Radio 4 in 2015. Femi went on to host the R4 podcast Seriously in 2016. Femi is currently developing her first full length play, I Am Not There, with support from Soho Theatre, Talawa and The Carne Trust.
- Sat 25 Feb, 3pm & 6pm
- Founders Room
There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage fees (£1.50 or 50p standard) apply
- Other info
- Directed by Yael Shavit
Developed with support from Battersea Arts Centre and Talawa Theatre Company
Duration: 60 minutes
+ Post-show discussion