“MY KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FLOWERS IS BARE STRONG.COS DAT’S WHAT I’M DOING AT COLLEGE.I CAN TALK ABOUT FLOWERS FOREVER.HOWEVER, I SHARE A NAME WITH DESE... ANGELIQUE”.
This 2018 multi and Fringe First award winning play explores trauma, vulnerability and the impulse to survive. It witnesses the impact of digitally-recorded traumatic events on the life of a teenager growing up in care. Its story was inspired by the real experiences of one woman parted from her children when incarcerated in Holloway Prison. Part poetry, part play in this immersive performance piece audiences were physically taken on a journey, walking through Angelique's domestic space as her lyrical words bring us into the world her dreams and desires.
✻ Winner of the Filipa Bragança Award for social impact and female solo performance
✻ Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award for new writing
✻ Nominated for the Offie Award for female performance
"Funny, fearless and heartbreaking" - Lyn Gardner in Stage Door
★★★★★ An unforgettable, intense experience - British Theatre
★★★★★ "a truly important and vital piece of work" - 730 Review
★★★★★ "bursting with power and intense immediacy" - A Younger Theatre
★★★★ "engagingly performed and smartly written" - The Stage
★★★★ "rich, unsettling drama" - The Scotsman
★★★★★ "astonishing ... this definition of important, powerful theatre" - To Do List
★★★★★ "the most engaging, heart-breaking, yet life-affirming monologue of 2019" - Upper Circle
Alongside the 2019 London Tour (co-production with Harts Theatre), I ran an impact project of panels, interactive workshops and poetry evenings, with partners including Bread & Roses, Tobi Kyeremateng and Black Ticket Prokect, Chanté Joseph and Black Audience Club.