Below is the official copy and touring information with contact details. If you want to know more about how it all started click here for Postcard Travels.
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.
Here’s some things that people say about Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs;
‘Clever and touching‘ Lyn Gardener
‘Beguiling, a perfect antidote to over production’ Susannah Clapp, The Observer
‘Compelling * * * *’ The Scotsman.
Miss Gibbs toured through spring and summer this year after a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2011 ( see biography for more detail-it’s down the bottom) .
It’s a one person show lasting an hour with no interval, although post show discussions have been popular. It that has been performed in spaces ranging from 30 seaters to 100 + in a variety of settings. I come with a technician and all my own equipment.