She Is A Place Called Home.

Esohe Uwadiae

03 — 08 Mar
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Black Voices New Writing Women’s Voices
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Contains Strong Language and References to Suicide and Eating Disorders.
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She Is A Place Called Home.

"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.

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About Esohe Uwadiae

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.

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Press & Reviews

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”

She Is A Place Called Home.

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