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Fri, 26 Apr


The Performance Studio

Why I Shouldn't Buy Presents

“Why I Shouldn’t Buy Presents” is a one-woman show following the trials of saving the last thing she has left of her best friend.

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Why I Shouldn't Buy Presents
Why I Shouldn't Buy Presents

Time & Location

26 Apr 2024, 17:00 – 17:30

The Performance Studio, S1 2LQ


About the Event

"Why I Shouldn’t Buy Presents" is a captivating one-woman show that delves into the tumultuous life of a young woman navigating love, loss, and self-discovery in contemporary London, capturing the essence of modern life with humour and vulnerability. Following the figurehead role trying to save her cafe and the only thing she has left of her best friend. With sharp dialogue and poignant insights, “Why I Shouldn’t Buy Presents” offers a rollercoaster ride of emotions, blending comedy with poignant moments of introspection.  Through sharp wit and attention grabbing storytelling, this performance invites audiences into the chaotic, yet deeply relatable world of the titular character.

Produced and performed by Lizzy Donowho.

Promotional photography by Jamie Dellar.



Trigger warnings

Animal cruelty, suicide, car/bike accident, death.

Change Makers 2024

Change Makers 2024 showcases the work of Sheffield Hallam University’s graduating BA (Hons) Acting & Performance students. The showcase is part of Future Now, Sheffield’s festival of creativity. Change Makers 2024 also features contributions from Level 4, and Level 5 Acting & Performance students, as well as members of staff. Learn more about the BA (Hons) Acting and Performance degree at Sheffield Hallam University. We also offer a one-year top-up degree.


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