Where and when: The Hope Theatre, London, 12-14th October; The Dukes Lancaster, 15th October; Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield, 20th October; Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, 28th October
What it’s all about… “Thanks for joining us tonight for Sophie’s birthday. I can’t believe my big sister is 30! Where have all the years gone?”
Sophie is my older sister and she has Down syndrome, but that has never stopped us dancing to 90s girl hits, snogging boys and causing mischief when we were growing up in Hull.
Come and join us on my autobiographical one-woman show, where I travel through the years, navigating my way through womanhood and sisterhood, with a sibling who has additional complex needs.
The play is a celebration of what life can be like with someone like Sophie in it!
You’ll like it if… You enjoy real life inspiring stories that are coming of age, love the 00’s and girl power hits; you’re interested in female relationships, sisterhood and womanhood; you’re passionate about equality and accessibility for people with learning disabilities.
The production uses digital techniques, dance and physical story telling.
You should see it because… The play is a unique story about two sisters who have a very special relationship and have faced challenges and opinions that many won’t ever have to. Their unique bond is heart-warming, inspiring and full of hope. You will laugh until your belly hurts and have a lump in your throat while the play takes you on their incredible journey spanning over 30 years.
Anything else we should know…: Hiding Place Theatre commissions artists with inspiring and untold stories. Sophie by Emily Curtis was first commissioned in 2019 in its early stages of development. After a couple of cancelled tours – due to you know what – we are delighted to be sharing this unique and heart-warming story.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Written and performed by Emily Curtis
Produced by Hiding Place Theatre
Director & Dramaturg- Chantell Walker
Producer- Jamie Walsh
Stage Manager- Alice Winter
Assistant Director- Sophie Potter
Book here: https://www.thehopetheatre.com/productions/sophie/ (Hope Theatre); https://dukeslancaster.org/whats-on/theatre/sophie (The Dukes); https://thelbt.org/what-s-on/drama/sophie/ (Lawrence Batley Theatre); https://watersidearts.org/whats-on/2902-sophie/ (Waterside Arts)
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