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Death and the Dominatrix

By Chris Brannick

What does a woman have to do to give death a good spanking?

A new comedy drama from award winning writer Chris Brannick (Global Motion Pictures Awards 2018 Best Screenplay) and director Karen Kirkup.

Can you be sixty and kinky? Maggie Taylor doesn’t care. Spanking her clients is a business, not a way of life.

But she wasn’t expecting Death to turn up in a purple suit and a clipboard. Death has gone all user-friendly following a rebranding, and he wants to convince Maggie that death is just a negative lifestyle outcome. He has a schedule to stick to and a dark secret to hide.

Maggie is forced to confront painful memories, deeply buried, to remind herself… why did I think I need a man?A comedy about love, loss, disappointment and coming to terms with dying.

This new production from award winning screenwriter Chris Brannick and director Karen Kirkup is a comedy drama with a heart.

Maggie Taylor is an ageing dominatrix with the ideal life… everything runs like clockwork, business is booming and she relies on no-one. But she wasn’t expecting Death to turn up in a purple suit to summon her to the afterlife with his clipboard. Maggie has one hour to persuade Death that as usual, she holds the whip hand.

As she is forced to face up to her life choices, she asks herself again, why did I ever need a man?

Death and the Dominatrix features the songs of Annie Lennox and Eurythmics and is performed by Karen Kirkup and Chris Brannick.

Thought-provoking, dramatic, motivating, emotional, bewildering and burgeoning with love and fear, this comedy drama connects all the dots. Relationships are the key to life and this duo have smashed it. Creatively written, honest and open…

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Heart-warming as well as buttock warming – don’t miss it!

Audience member

The voice of Annie Lennox was the iconic sound that captured the sound of a generation, who are now coming to terms with getting older. Two Foolish Productions wanted to speak for this generation with humour and honesty, as well as poking fun at the rebranding that has permeated every aspect of our society – so why not death, too?

Chris Brannick is a winner of the 2018 Global Motion Picture Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Character Development and twice winner of the Chesil Theatre 10×10 short play competition.

The show is aimed at a mature audience but is suitable for over 16s.

Death and the Dominatrix premiered at the Brighton Fringe before travelling to the Edinburgh Fringe under the title Remind Me Again Why I Need A Man. Chris Brannick and Karen Kirkup formed TwoFoolish Productions in 2016 to create and perform quirky theatre inspired by the music of the 80s, exploring the frustrations of finding yourself lost in a changing world. Previous shows include Get Fit With Bruce Willisand Painted Love. They aim to tour at rural and local venues around the UK.