"Dad's getting married again. A second wife. As in, in addition to his first.
(We were shocked too)."
This is a gripping story about two sisters in the run up to their dad's marriage, as they rehearse the traditional Nigerian dance he's asked them to perform, all the while navigating the complexities that come with lies, love and bigamy.
Recently shortlisted for the New Diorama Untapped Award, this play explores what happens when religion and culture collide, under the spotlight of a family in crisis, and the things people do to try and survive.
This thought-provoking play was developed as part of the VAULT Festival New Writers’ Programme 2019, led by Camilla Whitehill, and showcased during VAULT Festival 2019 in a sold-out show.
She Is A Place Called Home is partnering with Solace Women's Aid, an innovative and grass roots charity that supports women and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence to build safe and strong lives. After each performance, we will be holding a collection of donations and toiletries on Solace's behalf. Any contributions will be very appreciated.Book Now
About the Writer
Esohe Uwadiae is a graduate of the VAULT Festival New Writers' Programme, where this play was developed, and more recently, the Royal Court's Writers' Groups. This is her debut play.
About the Director
Layla Madanat is a Jordanian-Palestinian director born and bred in South West London. Layla trained in Directing with Lee Lyford in conjunction with the Bristol Old Vic in 2016, culminating in a showcase performance of Carly Wijs’ Us/Them at the Bierkeller Theatre. Most recently, Layla directed A New Dawn at The King’s Head and the Union Theatres, and a sell-out debut of Colour is too Sweet at the King’s Head. She continues to be passionate about working with new writing and collaborating with upcoming writers on their working. Other recent credits include: Things We Do Not Know (Leicester Curve, NSDF) Half/نص (Extract performed at Tristan Bates and Old Red Lion) Noura (Rich Mix, Global Arab Voices) Sweeney Todd (LSE Old Theatre) Into the Deep (Room Above, Manchester Leaf and Etcetera Theatre).
About the Producer
Tia Alice Ray is a graduate of the Drama and Theatre Arts Department at the University of Birmingham. Tia is a producer, actor, and director who is excited to be producing her first show at VAULT. She has worked with multiple companies on a diverse range of productions; most notably, she produced 3BUGS Fringe Theatre’s 7 Ways to Calm the F**k Down at the Edinburgh Fringe, which received 4 and 5 star reviews, was featured in several publications, and had multiple sell-out performances. She is currently working with Infinite Space Digital to create their first multi-platform production.Book Now
1: Jordan Noel
2: Nicole Acquah
Praise for previous work:
Rochelle Balboa ***** “This is a piece of theatre that has it all.”
Broadway Baby **** “As beautifully crafted and as entertaining as you could wish an hour of theatre to be.”
Epigram ***** “both daring and necessary – but they certainly do it justice”
Dress Circle **** “gripping”
Can't see any ticket details? When the website is busy, sometimes it can take a few seconds for the Spektrix frame to load. If you're having trouble, please get in touch.
Universal Combo & Members Offers: To save you time (and money) we’ll give you £1 off every time you book to see two (or more) different shows at the same time. Find out more about this and our Members offers on the Special Offers page.
Flexi Ticket: Many events at VAULT Festival have a "Flexi Ticket" option, which will be presented to you, if available, before you get to the Checkout. By choosing the Flexi Ticket option you have the ability to swap your tickets for another performance (of the same show) if you can no longer make the original date. All tickets are subject to availability and customers will need to cover the cost of any difference in price. Adding the Flexi Ticket to your basket will automatically cover all tickets in the order.
Festival Contribution: Every ticket at VAULT Festival includes a £1.50 "Festival Contribution" which is your direct contribution to the continuation of the Festival. It helps us to pay for all the infrastructure, overheads and staff which make the Festival possible. The Festival Contribution is always included in the advertised price of an event, so there are no surprises at the Checkout.