Melissa Parker in SLAM soap winning play WEIRD

Melissa Parker stars in one woman show WEIRD by Lucy Burke, which has just been announced as the winner of the Arcola Theatre’s SLAM Soaps 2018.

Melissa’s piece was voted through every night of the competition, before winning the final in a landslide victory on Saturday 27th January.

On 10th February the winning play was performed in full, to a packed house at the Arcola Theatre.

Yasmin feels different from everyone else, she feels weird…

Based on the writers own experiences with mental health, WEIRD is an exploration of what it is like to live with obsessive compulsive disorder, but not only that, it is a play about growing up, self discovery and learning how to be your best self, even if your best self is just a little bit WEIRD.