It’s bank holiday weekend, the streets of Edmonton Green are calling Bolade’s name and she’s got a ticket to the hottest day party of the year. With her bestie by her side and rumours of her fantasy baby daddy, Tion Wayne making an appearance, today has to go seamlessly. But, her plans begin to crumble when her monthly arch-nemesis decides to gate crash and make a guest appearance.
Following on from its sold-out run at the Golden Goose Theatre, My Period, The Cockblock is a new comedy-drama play written and performed by Ruth Oyediran.
Get ready for this funny, witty, and engaging story that will have you at the edge of your seat!
My Period the Cockblock is the first play Ruth Oyediran has written and performed in. This story is important to tell as she feels the issues surrounding women’s menstrual cycle are not discussed and showcased enough. Ruth is also taking part in the Royal Court's Writer's Group.
lydia luke is a Black woman poet, playwright and theatre-maker based in Epsom. She's interested in making complex, nuanced, deeply poetic and radically honest work about Black british people that examines the heart and human condition. She was a finalist for the Women's Prize for Playwriting 2021 and is represented by Independent Talent Group.
My Period The Cockblock is Melina Barnett's first independently produced show. Melina is currently an associate producer for Actors Touring Company (ATC). Melina also looks after the community engagement and audience development for Pentabus Theatre Company based in Ludlow, Shropshire; where she is also an associate artist. Melina truly believes in the art of community and collaboration and brings that energy into all the work she does.
Nkhanise Phiri is a marketing freelancer, actor and writer who believes in amplifying the stories of black women that truly push the imagination and form of storytelling. Nkhanise has previously worked in theatre marketing as a marketing assistant at The Royal Court Theatre and has also previously worked for organisations such as WaterAid, The Evening Standard and World Afro Day.
Cast & Creative Team Written and Performed by
Supporting Performance by
LARA GRACE ILORI
Writer: RUTH OYEDIRAN
Director and Dramaturg: LYDIA LUKE
Producer: MELINA BARNETT
Marketing Director: NKHANISE PHIRI
Lillian Waddington - Assistant Director