PYNEAPPLE is The SPYCE Collective’s debut piece of work. The play is centred around four young women from London. Erycah, Lauryn, Maya and Raye grapple with stereotypes daily and find therapy in hair studio ‘Crowns’. But with rent increasing on the street will their safe space continue to exist?
This new, vibrant play explores mental health, sexuality, colourism and femininity as the women find themselves.Book Now
The SPYCE Collective is a new company of five young female theatre-makers,
committed to creating, developing and producing challenging theatre for diverse
audiences. The collective aim to explore a variety of issues ranging from those
specific to the black female experience to universal themes such as love and
relationships, sexuality and mental health and more. They strive to create
work that provides honest representations and positively dismantles stereotypes
about black women, and other marginalised groups of society.
Why “SPYCE”? The name “SPYCE” was chosen for various reasons, one being that
we’re a mixture of different heritages and backgrounds. SPYCE itself stands for: Stay Proud, You’ll Crush Expectation! But in addition to that, the company strives to create opportunities for
anyone that is “Other”, specifically women of colour and the LGBTQ+ community.
PYNEAPPLE is our debut piece of work based on our real-life experiences so we are very excited to share it with the world.Book Now
Written by Chantelle Alle & Melissa Saint
Directed by Xanthus
Amba Rose Mendy
Produced by The SPYCE Collective
Natasha Gordon’s review on the BLACKTRESS movement. https://www.vanityfair.com/london/2018/10/natasha-gordons-picks-of-the-theatre-this-october-london
Feedback from Tristan Bates performance, Party somewhere else and Pleasance scratch night.
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