See Narin Özenci in her new surreal comedy show “The Wild Woman” at Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Upcoming comedy writer and actress Narin Özenci (aka Narin Oz) has appeared in BBC1’s hit show Man Like Mobeen and crime movie Hooligan Legacy, and taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Narin also co-wrote and starred in Channel 4’s 2016 prank television programme  Girls Go Trolling, and  recently won best comedy for her short film The Geoffrey Diaries as part of Mindfield Film Festival.

In June, the surreal comedy deadpan actress debuts her new “ridiculously unfinished” solo show, The Wild Woman (In Progress).

This one hour performance is essentially a love letter to her own struggles of coming to terms with being autistic, as she tries to make sense and cope with the world around her.

Narin turns up as a Melek, a checkout assistant at a Turkish corner shop. Only, her boss makes her wear an Alice name tag.

Whilst stacking shelves during a night shift, to make up for her lateness, the electrics at the store cut out. Melek awakens to find herself inside her own brain, wearing a very scary wedding dress in the frozen food section.

In order to escape back to the real world, she must find her way out by revisiting all her past memories that are packed away in different aisles before she forgets everything and ends up betrothed.

There to support her are her trusty sidekicks, Severed Finger and Dr Fecal Matter, who are completely unhelpful, and lurking just around the corner is the wild woman ready to sabotage Melek’s mission for freedom.

Expect audience interaction. Expect mayhem. Expect an unfinished show.

The Wild Woman is still developing and most likely “turning into a magnificent beast”, with Narin “inviting all brains” to come along and bear witness as her alter ego “ventures off into the surreal world of her unfinished show falling into plot holes.”

Written and performed by Narin Özenci, “The Wild Woman” runs for two nights at this year’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival.

The south London festival kicks off on 7 June and runs for 17 days, offering an eclectic programme that spans art, music, theatre, circus, comedy, film, spoken word, and workshops. Visit the festival website for more details about shows and venues.

Event Details

Title: The Wild Woman Show

Date: Tuesday 18 June and Wednesday 19 June 2024

Times: Doors open 8.30pm. Show runs for an hour, from 9pm to 10pm

Venue: The Arches at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Putney, London SW15 1SN

Admission: tickets cost £10, while concessions are £8 (plus £0.50 booking fee). The Wild Woman is deemed suitable for audiences aged 15+.

Tickets: available direct from the Wandsworth Arts Fringe – click here