When We Died

Alexandra Donnachie

Theatre
10 — 15 Mar
Cage - The Vaults, Leake Street
18:10
£10.00
1hr 00m
15+
Drama New Writing Women’s Voices
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Contains some strong language. References to rape and sexual assault.
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When We Died

He’s dead, and it’s her job to prepare and present his body for his family’s final goodbye. She often imagines what each person’s life was like. But today she doesn’t have to imagine who he is. She knows him.

Faced with the body of the man who raped her eleven months ago, When We Died is a striking new play about one woman’s choice to confront her trauma and tell her story, on her terms.

An early version of the play was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2017. Extracts have been presented as work-in-progress for PILOT Nights and China Plate’s First Bite Festival (both at Midlands Arts Centre, 2019). When We Died premieres at VAULT Festival after further development supported by Pleasance Theatre’s LABS residency, the University of Northampton and the Travers Foundation.

The show contains an account of rape, and descriptions of dead bodies. Please note, at no point is rape presented onstage.

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About Alexandra Donnachie

Alexandra Donnachie is an award-winning writer and performer. Credits inc.: Sylvia Pankhurst in BAFTA Award-winning THE SUFFRAGETTES WITH LUCY WORSLEY (BBC One); 3 YEARS, 1 WEEK AND A LEMON DRIZZLE (Writer/Performer. Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 and London); RETURN TO ELM HOUSE (Battersea Arts Centre); ATOMIC 50 commissioned for the 2019 London Borough of Culture; MUGS LIKE US by Michèle Winstanely (ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES, SID AND NANCY).

Carbon Theatre is a female-led company specialising in complex and divergent, free-form theatre. Founded and run by creative producer, Courtenay Johnson. Previous work includes: MISSION ABORT by Therese Ramstedt (★★★★ The Stage) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, VAULT Festival 2018 and London/Sweden/UK Tour; BABY DADDY by Elinor Coleman (★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine) at Assembly Festival Edinburgh Fringe 2018; WELCOME... ? by Lily Lowe-Myers (★★★★ Spy in the Stalls) at Nottingham Playhouse and Bridewell Theatre; HEAD ROT HOLIDAY by Sarah Daniels at The Hope Theatre (★★★★ Broadway World UK).

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When We Died

Alexandra Donnachie

Dates & Times

Tuesday 10 March Tue 10 Mar 18:10 £10.00 Book Now
Wednesday 11 March Wed 11 Mar 18:10 £10.00 Book Now
Thursday 12 March Thu 12 Mar 18:10 £11.00 Book Now
Friday 13 March Fri 13 Mar 18:10 £11.00 Book Now
Saturday 14 March Sat 14 Mar 15:10 £11.00 Book Now
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Sunday 15 March Sun 15 Mar 18:10 £11.00 Book Now

When We Died

Alexandra Donnachie

Press & Reviews

Praise for 3 YEARS, 1 WEEK AND A LEMON DRIZZLE created and performed by Alexandra Donnachie with Kate Donnachie (Ed Fringe 2018, Underbelly):

Broadway Baby ★★★★ “These are professional actresses and their flawless performances show this”

The Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★ “Alex and Kate Donnachie explore some of the many complexities of family dynamics...Their story is often funny; it’s also often heart-wrenchingly sad”

When We Died

Alexandra Donnachie

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