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Talawa Theatre Company presents
Talawa Firsts 2018: Superhoe by Nicôle Lecky (dir. Jade Lewis)
Thursday 28 June
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
Readings of new plays by exciting playwrights who will be the next generation to shape British theatre.
"I want my old life back, and my old phone number. Sitting in my old room, smoking weed and making songs on my laptop."
Sasha wants to be famous for her music. But her attempts to reach her dream seem to take her further and further away.
What to Expect
Come and see script in hand readings of fresh, new plays as they take shape, and stick around to chat to artists in the bar afterwards.
Nicôle Lecky (Playwright)
Nicôle Lecky is a mixed British Jamaican and English writer who grew up in the East End. At the end of last year, she was chosen to take part in First Drafts at The Yard Theatre where she first conceived of SUPERHOE. Nicôle was part of Soho Theatre Writers Lab 2016-2017 and is now one of Tamasha Theatre's developing artists for 2018. She wrote for Series 1&2 of Eastenders: E20, the spin off to Eastenders shown on BBC3. As well as Story-lining at Big Talk for the series Youngers shown on E4, and providing additional material for the show. Nicôle wrote and directed her first short film ‘The Moor Girl’ which was shown at The Reveal Festival. She also co-wrote one episode and script edited the series Reality 2.0 shown at the BFI – as well as acting in it. Nicôle works professionally as an actress for theatre and screen.
Jade Lewis (Director)
Jade Lewis is a Theatre Maker, Director and facilitator. She is a Creative Associate at The Gate and a recipient of the Boris Karloff Award on Blackta (The Young Vic). She has facilitated for Company 3, Platform Islington, The Gate, The Bush Theatre, and directed War and Peace (Southwark Playhouse). Directing Credits include: Quarter Life Crisis (Underbelly Cowgate and UK Tour), On The Edge of Me (Soho Theatre and UK Tour), Movement Director on Followers (Southwark Playhouse). Assistant Director credits included: Nine Night (National Theatre) on A profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone –Noun (Royal Court), The Convert (The Gate), Iphigenia Quartet (The Gate), Venus/ Mars (The Bush).
What people are saying
'Talawa Firsts gave me hope that my dreams were worth chasing. It was such an inspiring and empowering experience to be part of.' - Natasha Marshall
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is undoubtedly a space that offers art in a variety of forms. This directly mirrors the ethos of Talawa Firsts Festival, which aims to bring a wide range of people together to experience new work by exceptional emerging Black British artists.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
No latecomers permitted
This event is wheelchair accessible.
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