Haley McGee performed her one woman show at The Palace 2016

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'I'm Doing This For You' is Haley McGee's solo show, blending storytelling, live-art and improvisation, this show is a big romantic gesture made by a woman for a man. 

He’s an aspiring standup comedian. Today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him. It’s a surprise. “You get comedy and cake. I get to rectify a mistake.”  Uncomfortable, funny and a little bit sad, this immersive show explores just how far a person will go to obliterate her loneliness.  And the only way out is through.  

The show was developed in residence at the Battersea Arts Centre in London and the National Theatre School of Canada. It premiered in 2015 at Berlin's Theaterdiscounter, followed by performances in Brighton, Halifax and Toronto, and is about embark on a tour that includes stops in London, Exeter, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Tampere (Finland). 

"Acutely invigorating... Sharp beyond belief... A hilarious, haunting show." - Top 10 Plays of 2015, The Coast, Halifax (Canada)

"I'm Doing This For You is a controlled demolition - a spectacle of delight and horror, an act of incredible showmanship, in which Haley compellingly builds her entirely-too-believable character only to carefully choreograph her implosion. By the end everything is a glorious mess, just as it should be." - Andy Field, Co-AD Forest Fringe, Edinburgh