The Wedding Speech is a piece that speaks to the impact of the primary relationship and the blind spots it can create in even the most self-aware person. It’s funny, charming, and relatable.
The motivation for writing the piece stems from the writer’s own self-development journey and from her work as a coach.
Cheryl May Coward-Walker is a Writer, Founder and Coach. Her 2019 play Black Beth was longlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and came highly commended on the shortlist for the Tony Craze Award. Her one-woman show, The Wedding Speech, debuted at VAULT Festival in February 2020 and has been performed at The Pleasance and Brixton House. Cheryl is Founder of Purple Moon Drama, a youth theatre company that has toured a production for young people every year since 2016. Saturn Return is Cheryl’s third full length piece written with the support of Tamasha’s Writing Group.
Press & Reviews
Always Time For Theatre
4 Stars ****
The Wedding Speech is wildly relatable and I almost felt as though I was watching a mirror of a very similar life to mine.
Cast & Creative Team Writer - Cheryl May Coward-Walker
Performer - Princess Donnough
Director - Simone Watson-Brown
Producer - Holly McComish
Set Designer - Paula Chitty
Sound Designer - Wil Pritchard
Stage Manager - Lauren Wedgeworth