Thu 10th Sep - Sat 3rd Oct 2015
'As gutsy as it is graceful... full of swagger and soul' The Times
'Thrilling' The Stage
‘I can’t believe my own sister would come with this thievery and anarchy to my door…’
Tree and Ree Etienne are laying their mother to rest when an unwelcome arrival at the graveside intrudes on their grief. It’s Bo, their troublesome estranged half-sister.
To comfort her sisters Bo moves in for a while and things begin to look up. But can a leopard ever change her spots? Cracks appear as childhood memories, deep resentments and long put away dreams come to the fore. Tensions build before erupting in a confrontation during which harsh truths are said that cannot be unsaid. Will the sisters destroy all that is left of their family and each other?
This thought-provoking and honest new play is written by Chè Walker with songs by Anouskha Lucas (Klook’s Last Stand) and additional songs by Sheila Atim. Set to a contemporary soulful jazz soundtrack, The Etienne Sisters explores what it means to be part of a family today.
Written and directed by Ché Walker
Songs by Anoushka Lucas
Additional songs by Sheila Atim
Designer Ti Green
Musical Supervisor Anoushka Lucas
Musical Director Nikki Yeoh
Choreographer Patience James
Lighting Designer Arnim Friess
Video Designer Louis Price
Sound Designer Sarah Weltman
Casting Director Will Burton for David Grindrod Casting
Singing Coach Rachel Bennett
Assistant Director Greta Gould
Allyson Ava-Brown Bo
Jennifer Saayeng Ree
Nina Toussaint-White Tree
Nikki Yeoh on piano
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Valid on performancesd 10 – 25 Sep (excluding 17 September). Free bottle of 75cl house wine (red, white or rose) to be consumed on the premises on the show date only. Offer valid for those 18 years and older. ID may be required. Subject to availability, not valid in conjunction with any other offer or retrospectively.
'As gutsy as it is graceful... full of swagger and soul.
Ava-Brown's volatile, dangerously charismatic Bo, Saayeng's generous, frustrated Ree and Toussaint-White's wounded rage-filled Tree are raw and riveting'
'A complete treat'
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