waiting for a train at the bus stop

Mwansa Phiri

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Sun 5th Feb
17:15 (
60 mins)
Poetry,Women’s Voices,Work In Progress
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Age Guidance: 15+
The play includes themes of domestic abuse, economic abuse, and suicidal ideation and may include occasional strong language.
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“17 minutes. That’s how long it takes to die by train. I looked it up once.”
Chilufya – you can call her Chili – doesn’t know whether she is coming or going. Which makes perfect sense since her name literally means ‘the lost one’ and lost is exactly how she’s felt most of her life. Her low self-esteem and high insecurities lead her into the arms of Paul, whose increasingly dangerous control over her life drives a decline in her already fragile mental health. Paul’s influence on Chili’s life soon becomes so far-reaching, she loses herself completely. Intertwining spoken word poetry with Zambian oral storytelling traditions, this work-in-progress show is a dark comedy about how to find a way back to yourself when you are feeling lost.

Other Performances:

Sun 29th Jan
Sun 5th Feb

Mwansa Phiri

Cast & Creative Team Writer and Producer: MWANSA PHIRI
Director: YIGA GAU LOU


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