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Family Tree archiveTakes as its inspiration the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, whose cells were harvested and cultivated without her consent after her death from cervical cancer in the 1950s. The so-called HeLa cells have been vital to studying disease and have even contributed to the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. Using the Lacks story as a springboard, this site responsive production is a powerful exploration around the themes of ethics in healthcare, racism, the environment and a woman's right to autonomy over her own body.


Aminita Francis (Henrietta Lacks), Mofetoluwa Akande (Ain / Anarcha / Oshun), Keziah Joseph (Bibi / Bestey), Aimee Powell (Lyn / Lucy), Alistair Hall (Smoking Man)


Author: Mojisola Adebayo
Producer(s): Actors Touring Company, Belgrade Theatre Coventry (in association with Brixton House)
Director(s): Matthew Xia, Sophie Parrott (CDG - casting consultant)
Design: Simon Kenny
Costume: Simon Kenny
Lighting: Simisola Majekodunmi
Music: Francesca Amewudah-Rivers
Sound: Francesca Ammewudah-Rivers
Other: Wabriya King (drama therapist)

Family Tree

Family Tree (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01407574292. Details of all Family Tree archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01352001415

Archive Listings

8 Jun 23
10 Jun 23
New Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
Performance Details => Venue archive
1 Jun 23
3 Jun 23
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
26 May 23
27 May 23
The North Wall
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
11 May 23The Theatre By The Lake
Keswick, Cumbria
Performance Details => Venue archive
4 May 23
6 May 23
Everyman & Playhouse
Liverpool, Merseyside
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12 Apr 23
23 Apr 23
Brixton House
Outer London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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