We spoke to actor and writer Deli Segal about her upcoming show Pickle that’s taking part in Park Theatre’s Make Mine A Double programme.
Tell us a bit about your show
Pickle is a one-woman show that follows Ari, a young Jewish woman as she navigates two worlds: her Jewish life living at home in Finchley with her parents, and the traditions and expectations which come with it, and her secular life – her work life, going out to the pub (on a Friday night!) and of course, dating. It’s a comedy about how these two worlds intersect and a celebration of Jewish life today.
Tell us a bit about you and your company
I’m an actor and writer from North London, and I’m delighted to be working with an amazing team on Pickle. The core creative team is women and Jewish-led. It is produced by Tanya Truman, an independent theatre producer and directed by Kayla Feldman, a British-American queer writer and director, with assistant director Josephine Frankel, sound designer Emily Rose Simons as sound designer and movement director Laura Wohlwend. Set designer Andy Brock completes the incredible team.
What is the hardest part about performing a one woman show?
Not having any one to chat to about how it went afterwards! The best part of acting is working with other actors and having the camaraderie after a performance when you debrief how each part went that night.
What would you like the audience to take away from the show?
I’d like the audience to take away a little bit of joy from the show. It’s a celebration of Jewish life and culture and I’d like people to experience the richness of this and feel welcomed by the space.
What does taking part in Make Mine A Double mean to you?
I’m incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to return to the Park Theatre this November. We loved being there in May and sold out every performance, so having the opportunity to present the piece again in this beautiful space is wonderful.
Tell us about the other show you’re paired with
Anything With a Pulse also explores dating and is a boy-meets-girl two-hander about two people who meet by chance on a night out.
See Pickle at Park Theatre as part of the Make Mine A Double programme 14 – 26 November, more details here