Flying solo last Wednesday evening, I “travelled” to Stratford to see this play.
How did I know about it? A flyer picked up on a shopping trip to Westfield about a month ago.
How did I end up going alone – instead of a girls night out? A Church acquaintance who invited me to see the play with her, but then did not respond to my text messages. Why, I do not know. However, I though I would go and see the play anyway. I am glad I did.
So…did I enjoy the play?
The answer is yes!
I did not hear anything new…
I think it was a fair reflection of the experiences of many black women in British/Western society.
I think it was nicely presented – seven tales from seven women.
Sheri-An Davis as HAIRCOMB
Toyin Ayedun-Alase as PICKYEAD
Rebecca Omogbehin as BOUNTY
Allyson Ava-Brown as HALFBREED
Katie Hayes as TOKEN
T’Nia Miller as BAL-EAD
Lorna Brown as PANTHER
Very bold, very cheeky and thought provoking. And of course very funny in parts.
Did I relate to anything in the play?
I guess, yes, lots of little things from childhood, adolescence and womanhood – things heard, things read, things seen and things felt.
My favourite lines?
” You will learn to know that the kink of your hair, tone of your skin, rise of your smile and strength of your build was not a coincidence. It is one of the most beautiful phenomenons of them all. You just got to be to you…Dearest future queen, you are enough!”