A lady's drawers at Gullivers

Published: 10 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Lady Ilaria's Drawers

Lady Ilaria’s Drawers is at Gullivers in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on November 11.

Ilaria Passeri is a storyteller, writer and actress who has written for Huff Post, performed at literature festivals, featured on Radio Manchester and recently been storytelling in the woods.

In her northern village, little Ilaria lived bang in the middle. Turn right and she could ride on a lawnmower and have high tea. Turn left and she could bounce on a mattress and chew bubblegum. It was the best of both worlds, and the worst, because where did she belong? Even now that she’s a grown-up, she’s still uncertain.

The show is about identity, dead guinea pigs, a Scottish mum prone to naked cooking, an errant Italian father, a chicken fetishist and a near-death experience.