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Issue No. 2390

This wonderful play is based on the true story of Henrietta Lacks—a young black woman whose cancer in the 1950s US led to a revolution in genetics.

That might sound very dry, but it’s a powerful, delicate, funny, and tragic tale of love and grief, of memory, music and scientific endeavour. 

Three actors use an intricate set and a kaleidoscope of flashbacks to tell three stories.

It shows beautifully that our humanity is not defined by our genes but by our relationships and society.

Simon Hester

How To Be Immortal - on tour in February and March. See

A cast of two use song, comedy and more to tell the story of George Loveless, one of the Tolpuddle martyrs, and his wife Betsy.

The play premiered at the Tolpuddle Festival.

It touches on a range of contemporary issues from low pay to repressive anti?union laws but shows how fighting spirit can make a difference.

Dave Gibson

WE WILL BE FREE - on tour until 4 May. See 

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Tue 11 Feb 2014, 16:32 GMT
Issue No. 2390
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