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Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile

Based on the novel by Adelle Stripe, adapted for the stage by Lisa Holdsworth

30th May - 30th June 2019

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Observer

★★★★ North West End

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ Broadway World

★★★★ Yorkshire Post

★★★★ Mail on Sunday

We’re in The Beacon, Buttershaw, Christmas 1990. That’s in Bradford, in case you don’t know. And Andrea Dunbar is here, she’s the one that wrote Rita, Sue, and Bob Too, a Bradford lass, and a mum, sister, best friend too. Everyone, every man, has always told her story. This evening she’s telling it herself. So get yerself a drink, settle down and listen up.

‘Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile’ is a play. It’s adapted from Adelle Stripe’s ‘outstanding debut novel’ of Andrea Dunbar’s life by Lisa Holdsworth (she’s done Ackley Bridge, and Call the Midwife). Adelle and Lisa are both from Yorkshire an’ all, so they know what they’re talking about. With loads of great Bradford characters in it, a lot of laughs, and some dark times too.

Andrea - Emily Spowage

Young Andrea - Lucy Hird

Eileen, Sophie and Cast - Claire-Marie Seddon

Alma, Carole and Cast - Laura Lindsay 

Mo, Patsy and Cast - Balvinder Sopal

Director -  Kash Arshad

Designer -  Hannah Sibai

Lighting Designer -  Keilidh Whyte

Sound Designer -  Karen Lauke

Stage Manager - Ema Pightling 

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