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Performance

VenueNew Wolsey Theatre
Other spaces: Studio, NW2
TownIpswich
CountySuffolk
From8th June 2023
To10th June 2023
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T01407574292
Takes 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.
Author Mojisola Adebayo


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Company

Producer Actors Touring Company
Producer Belgrade Theatre Coventry (in association with Brixton House)
Director Matthew Xia
Design Simon Kenny
Costume Simon Kenny
Lighting Simisola Majekodunmi
Music Francesca Amewudah-Rivers
Sound Francesca Ammewudah-Rivers
Director Sophie Parrott (CDG - casting consultant)
Other Wabriya King (drama therapist)
Performer Aminita Francis (Henrietta Lacks)
Performer Mofetoluwa Akande (Ain / Anarcha / Oshun)
Performer Keziah Joseph (Bibi / Bestey)
Performer Aimee Powell (Lyn / Lucy)
Performer Alistair Hall (Smoking Man)
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