Tiger Mum

Eva Edo

Theatre
13 — 15 Mar
Crypt - The Vaults, Leake Street
20:40
£11.00
1hr 05m
12+
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Tiger Mum

Constance, a black mother struggles alone to raise Elijah, her vocally gifted 8 year old bi-racial son in London today.

Constance desperately misses the guidance of her recently deceased larger than life Jamaican mother, Agnes whose no nonsense parenting and hymn singing defined their lives.

Fighting to protect her son she must fend off the dangers that threaten his survival – his father, an unequal education system, her own crushing self-doubt and the "fried chicken at the bus stop boys".

In a significant moment, with everything hanging in the balance, the only thing that matters is whether Elijah has perfect pitch or not.

Will Constance be able to live up to her mother’s high expectations and be worthy of the Tiger Mum crown? Will she be fierce enough to see off those who endanger her precious cub? And will Elijah be able to sing with a roar when it matters most ?

A heartwarming and playful one woman show which navigates the highs and lows of motherhood in a world where for some safety appears to have become a privilege for the few.

A mesmerising piece of theatre which will make you laugh out loud, cry, shake your fist and think - all in equal measures.

Included in Lyn Gardner's PICKS FOR VAULT FESTIVAL.

Developed with support from Theatre503, Traverse Theatre and Soho Theatre.

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About Eva Edo

Eva Edo- Playwright and Performer.

She’s been described as a personal and professional carer of children whose work is coloured by her experience as a former child protection lawyer and a mother. Her story telling celebrates the unheard voices of young people and women who are at the heart of what she creates.

Her play Looked After Children was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Best New Play Award 2015. A Mother’s Courage was shortlisted for the High Tide First Commission 2018. Eva is currently under commission to write a verbatim inspired play based on the testimonies of refugees and asylum experienced women.

Recent Work:
Parched (Criterion Theatre New Writing Showcase)
Wonder Girl (Ovalhouse)
Looked After Children (Arcola Playwrought Festival & North Wall Arts Alchemy Festival)
One Last Time (Vault Festival & The Miniaturists)
Absolution (Southwark Playhouse & Little Pieces of Gold)

Alice Malin - Director

Alice Malin was Associate Director of Actors Touring Company (ATC) 2017-19 where she directed Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure (Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival); Keep on Walking Federico (Cervantes Theatre & Teatro Lliure, Barcelona) and the revival of Winter Solstice (co-production with Orange Tree Theatre & UK Tour).

Previous work includes: Daddy’s Girl (VAULT Festival); Birthday Suit (Old Red Lion Theatre); Treasure (Finborough Theatre) and fiji land (Southwark Playhouse).

Associate direction includes A Room with a View (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour). Assistant direction includes Suppliant Women (Young Vic Theatre); Measure for Measure & Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeareʼs Globe); Ross (Chichester Festival Theatre)

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Tiger Mum

Eva Edo

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Tiger Mum

Eva Edo

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Included in Lyn Gardner's PICKS FOR VAULT FESTIVAL.

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Tiger Mum

Eva Edo

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