one-woman show

one-woman show

1. A company or organization where most or all of the work is handled by one woman. (Alternatively, "one-man show.") My business started out as a one-woman show. I did pretty much everything myself until I could afford to hire some help.
2. A theater performance that is written, directed, and performed by one woman. (Alternatively, "one-man show.") I heard Lauren is doing her one-woman show during the Fringe Festival next month!
See also: show
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Phillips, once told by BGT judge Simon Cowell that she lights up the room, is currently touring the UK with her one-woman show, combining comedy songs on the piano and her stand-up material.
Fleabag made its debut as a one-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013.
Instead, the one-woman show comes from the imagination and hometown pride of Allie Ring.
Marilyn is a one-woman show which attempts to throw some light on the real woman behind a million magazine covers, as told by Ms Monroe herself as she sits alone in her dressing room.
In 2005, Tovah Feldshuh broke the record for the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway's history with Golda's Balcony, a moving portrayal of Israel's former prime minister Golda Meir.
In Carys Eleri's madcap one-woman show it's broken down into a collection of hormones, the effects of everything from oxytocin to serotonin explained via personal anecdotes.
Alan Bisset's character Moira Bell is described as the rip-roaring, chain-smoking, nae-messin' heroine from his original, one-woman show The Moira Monologues, which is now touring.
THERE will be domestic drama aplenty in Kirklees this month when theatre company Front Room Productions brings its unusual one-woman show Hurry Up, Jess to a series of private bedrooms.
Frazzled: Ruby Wax is off on tour BOOK IT FOLLOWING an 81-date, sell-out UK and Ireland tour last year, during which she was in residence at the Leicester Square Theatre London and Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe, author and campaigner Ruby Wax returns to the stage this spring with even more dates for her one-woman show Frazzled.
The 88-year-old, who played Hyacinth Bucket, had to ditch a one-woman show after hurting herself in a fall at Buxton, Derbys.
Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens took inspiration from Tory grandee Ken Clarke for her one-woman show Difficult Woman.
The Wildish Theater is presenting "Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear," a one-woman show that follows the former first lady's life.
Ebarle's first one-woman show, 'Filipino Ethnicity I,' was mounted at the art gallery of the Philippine Heart Center in 2008.
Nadia Manzoor is known for her one-woman show, Burq Off!, where she narrates her life growing up in a traditional Muslim family in a liberal non-Muslim country.
One-woman show Big Pants and Botox arrives up the coast on Saturday with star of countless shows like The Bill, The Lakes and Wolf Hall, Mary Jo Randle in the solo spotlight.