A new gig theatre show about love, loss and lubrication. Based on a true story and pop-punk feminism.
Sugar Coat follows the coming of age story of a young woman spanning across eight years of sexual highs and lows, from 90s shag bracelets to 21st century non-monogamous relationships.
Featuring original music inspired by bands like Le Tigre and Veruca Salt, Sugar Coat is an exhilarating journey of loud music, sexual content and many talented bad-ass womxn.
★★★★★- "A playful and technically skilled production from an all-female creative team”, Broadway Baby (praise for Emma Blackman Productions)
★★★★★ - "funny and heart-wrenching", A Younger Theatre (praise for Joel Samuels)
Sugar Coat comes from the producer of Fringe First award winning show Bobby & Amy (Edinburgh Fringe and VAULT Festival 2019) and Three Weeks Editor’s award winning writer Joel Samuels (A Wake in Progress), and directed by Celine Lowenthal (sell-out The Pecs Gala: CAMP).
Original music performed by a live band and composed by singer-songwriter Lilly Pollard, as featured on BBC Introducing, and co-musical direction by Anya Pearson from Dream Nails, the acclaimed all-female DIY punk and riot grrrl band.Book Now
Emma Blackman Productions Accolades:
- Fringe First Award - Bobby & Amy by Emily Jenkins (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019)
- VAULT Festival Show of the Week Award - Bobby & Amy by Emily Jenkins (2019)
Emma launched her production company in 2018, focusing on championing and celebrating females creatives in the theatre, and offering a stage to female voices. For more information, see www.emmablackman.com
Lilly Pollard - co-writer
Lilly is a writer, actor, and singer-songwriter. She’s one third of all female comedy trio, Plunge Theatre, who are busy writing their first sitcom. Her debut single 'Heavy Water' was featured on BBC Introducing and she was the recent recipient of a Showcase Award at Open Mic UK.
Joel Samuels - co writer
Joel is a playwright and actor whose 2019 VAULT Festival show "A Wake in Progress" went on to win a Three Weeks Editor's Award at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Other writing credits include The Common Land, Divas and Greyscale.
RACHEL BARNES (The Canary and the Crow, Middle Child)
DANI HERON (Peter Gynt, National Theatre)
GRACIE LAI (Sleeping Beauty, Everyman Theatre)
ANYA PEARSON (lead guitarist of all-female punk band Dream Nails)
SARAH WORKMAN (Girls Don’t Play Guitars, Liverpool Royal Court)
Writers: JOEL SAMUELS & LILLY POLLARD
Composer: LILLY POLLARD
Director: CELINE LOWENTHAL
Producer: EMMA BLACKMAN
Musical Directors: LILLY POLLARD & ANYA PEARSON
Sound Engineer & Stage Manager: LEISHA THOMAS
Lighting Designer: ARIANE NIXON
Assistant Director: GWYN LAWRENCE
Production Assistant: CRESSIE HIGGINSON
Marketing Assistants: KATHERINE MAXSE, JOHNNY MAYA
Photography: ALI WRIGHT
Poster Design: KATIE ALLEN
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EMMA BLACKMAN PRODUCTIONS:
Fringe First Award - Bobby & Amy by Emily Jenkins (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019)
VAULT Festival Show of the Week Award - Bobby & Amy by Emily Jenkins (2019)
★★★★★- "A playful and technically skilled production from an all-female creative team”, Broadway Baby
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS POLLARD'S & SAMUELS' WORK:
ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards - A Wake In Progress, by Joel Samuels (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019)
★★★★★ - "funny and heart-wrenching", A Younger Theatre
★★★★ - "filled with love", Plays to See
★★★★ - "unique and warm theatrical experience", Within Her Words
★★★★ - "true to life, deeply thought out and well executed", Get The Chance
"raw talent and charm... Highly recommended show", FringeReview
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