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A double bill of debut plays about young women growing up in the North East 

BRAIDS  

Written by OLIVIA HANNAH  
Directed by KEMI-BO JACOBS 
Designed by ANNA ORTON 

“Don’t you ever get sick of it?” 

“Being the only one?” 

“Yeah. Being the Ambassador of Blackness?” 

Abeni is new to college. She’s putting purple braids in Jasmine’s hair and giving her ‘the talk’, opening Jasmine’s mind to new ways of seeing the world - and the world seeing both of them.  

A new play by Olivia Hannah, about fitting in and standing out.  

Featured as part of BBC Arts Light Up Festival. 

Longlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award 2018. 

 

CHEER UP SLUG  

Written by TAMSIN DAISY REES 
Directed by ANNA RYDER 
Designed by ANNA ORTON 

 “Not that I’m saying I know more about you than you do, I’m not saying, that’s not what I’m saying, like, at all! Just that I do know you better than maybe you know yourself.” 

Will and Bean have been friends forever.  But they’re not kids anymore and the adult world is a scary place. In a tent in County Durham, a Duke of Edinburgh Award trip becomes more complicated than either of them planned.  

A new play by Tamsin Daisy Rees, about boundaries and behaviour. 

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Braids + Cheer Up Slug

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  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
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