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DOUBLE BILL - Braids + Cheer Up Slug

A double bill of debut plays about growing up in County Durham.

Written by Olivia Hannah
Directed by Chinonyerem Odimba
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.

Braids was longlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award 2018.

Cheer Up Slug
Written by Tamsin Daisy Rees
Directed by Anna Ryder
Designed by Anna Orton

“It’s like everyone’s forgotten. Like on the telly when they talk about the North: there’s Yorkshire. Then there’s Scotland. Where the bloody hell do we fit?!”

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 trip becomes more complicated than either of them planned. 

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

Part of Live Elevator.

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DOUBLE BILL: Braids + Cheer up Slug

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


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