‘There’s nothing gentle about what i’m feeling’
Life’s moving too fast, and Sylvie’s doing all she can to keep up. Her perfect routine of running, teaching, nights out, volunteering and bi-weekly coffees with her Mum are keeping her beautifully busy, and despite the rising tide of stress, exhaustion and overwhelm, Sylvie agrees to take on even more work.
As she finally buckles under the pressure, Sylvie finds herself spiralling into unusual behaviour, climaxing in a surreal mating ritual. With a trail of mess behind her and in a haze of disassociation, she’s at risk of losing everything she’s worked so hard to maintain.
As her inner world collides with the outside noise, Sylvie is faced with an unavoidable question – can she find the courage to switch off and slow down? Can she lean into her inner strength, break the mould, and empower herself to ‘be more snail’?
Bebe Sanders graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as an actor in 2013, and has been working as a writer/performer since. Acting credits include; THREE WINTERS (National Theatre) TWELFTH NIGHT (Orange Tree Theatre), WHITE FANG (Park Theatre), DOCTORS (BBC), THE BEST OF MEN (BBC).
Bebe’s first play PEBBLES also played a sold out run to rave reviews at Katzpace in 2017. In 2018, she wrote and starred in Poor Michelle’s premiere production of her play VIOLET, which toured from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to London’s Bunker Theatre, the Tristan Bates, Stephen Joseph Theatre and the 2019 VAULT Festival, with a one night performance at Paines Plough’s Roundabout. VIOLET was published by Oberon books in 2019. Bebe has previously been supported by Paines Plough as one of their Big Room writers, and is currently working on her next play and her first teleplay. Her short film HAM is currently in pre production and filming later this year.
Bebe is represented as an actress by Sally Hope Associates and as a writer by Berlin Associates.
Press & Reviews
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK: BEBE SANDERS
For 'VIOLET' (2018)
Lyn Gardner - 'An understated, unflashy and affecting story of unexpected redemption'
Broadway Baby ★★★★★ - 'Bebe’s writing has just the right amount of irreverent humour to balance out the emotional core of the text. There are many lines which have you laughing one second and then crying the next. Only the very best storytelling has the ability to do this'
Londontheatre1 ★★★★ - 'Wistful and memorable'
For 'PEBBLES' (2017)
The Spy In The Stalls ★★★★ - 'A witty, heart-warming tale of friendship and the humorous idiosyncrasies that come from a life in isolation'
London City Nights ★★★★ - 'Sanders' script is polished to a mirror sheen, bundling up a load of complex emotions'
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK - IMY WYATT CORNER
Broadway Baby ★★★★★ - 'Intelligent and emotionally aware'
The Scotsman ★★★★ - 'A refreshing reminder to look beyond the drama in our own heads'
Broadway Baby ★★★★ - 'Imy Wyatt Corner’s direction… boldly confronts the awkwardness of not getting politics ‘right’ first time. Her direction of the space and the story is pronounced'
Cast & Creative Team Writer / Performer: BEBE SANDERS
Director: IMY WYATT CORNER
Associate Director: MANDI CHIVASA
Producer: RACHEL THOMAS
Designer: CAT FULLER
Lighting Designer: Catja Hamilton
Sound Designer: Kayode Gomez
Stage Manager: Tricia Wey
Movement Director: Laurie Ward
Voice Of The Snail: Hayden Wood
With thanks to James Grieve for his Dramaturgical support