Me, Myself & Miss Gibbs
In 2003, Francesca bought a second hand postcard for 50p. The postcard, sent from Lincoln to London was addressed to a Miss L Gibbs of 62 Douglas Buildings, Marshalsea Road, Borough. Sent on July 15th 1910, the message on the back reads:
‘Be Careful Tomorrow. A.C.’
Part detective noir, part lecture, part personal biography, Francesca investigates the message on a postcard sent 100 years ago and finds herself obsessed by the life of the woman that received it. What happens when she starts tracing a history that isn’t her own? And why did Miss Gibbs have to be careful tomorrow?
In Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs Francesca takes the audience with her on this intricate, amusing and fascinating journey, gently questioning how we remember those that went before us and how we might like to be remembered ourselves.
‘Clever and touching‘ Lyn Gardener
‘Beguiling, a perfect antidote to over production’ Susannah Clapp, The Observer
‘Compelling * * * *’ The Scotsman.
Me, Myself & Miss Gibbs went to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 to critical acclaim. The show continued to tour for over 100 dates travelling as far north as the Isle of Coll in Scotland, as far south as Devon, taking in Lincoln, London, Ludlow, Birmingham and other places in between.
Miss Gibbs developed over years as more information became available and it is the show that paved the way to commissions and further work for me. Although there are currently no plans to remount it, Miss Gibbs is always there keeping an eye out...
You can see the first 5 minutes of Miss Gibbs, filmed at Camden People's Theatre by ACAP media, a few years ago.