About the Show/Event
Information for Tokens of Affection at Waterloo East Theatre, Inner London (Play). Seen through the eyes of a recently qualified social care professional, the day centre is a place of chaos and struggle with no real sense of what it is trying to achieve, apart from keeping the girls off the streets. But it is also a place of high energy and laughter, small glimmers of hope come from the humour and wit intrinsic in the plays' younger characters as, even though almost broken by circumstances, their resilience is astounding. The small tokens of affection can be found in the very human interactions between these disturbed children and their over-worked and under-supported carers. London Premiere. This often witty and disarmingly charming play is also a startling theatrical peek into the world of a special teaching unit for the containment of violent or maladjusted girls in Bradford in the nineteen-eighties.
Performers Grace Clarke (Debbie), Eliza Glock (Kelly), Elise Carman (Liane), Didi Cederstrom (Andrea), Jennifer Wiltsie (Annette), Anna Kirke (Nancy), Lindsey Scott (Gillian).
Author Maureen Lawrence. Company Persever Productions. Director Charlie Barker. Director Elizabeth Leemann (assistant). Design Hugo Aguirre. Stage Manager Pip Snow.