By Eno Mfon
Directed by Jesse Jones
A summer holiday surrounded by sweat and silence.
Adammas parents have sent her to Nigeria to stay with an uncle that hardly speaks; she finds out more about her uncle Fred from the voices on his radio than from his own mouth. Adamma quickly realises that there are more than just 4,061 miles, a language barrier and cultural gulf that separate them. There are whispers, knocks at the door and phone calls that cut out at the sound of her voice.
When the pair are brought together by her fathers betrayal, Adamma believes she finally gets Uncle Fred, but what she actually gets is far more than she can handle.
Eno Mfon graduated from Bristol University this year and in February performed her own monologue Check the Label at Bristol Old Vic. Jesse Jones won a Regional Theatre Young Directors Award in 2015 and recently directed the acclaimed 1972: The Future of Sex.
Shipped will be preceded by Dummy House, a short play by Nick Havergal.
Its a different time, a different place but in his imagination the man re-visits his home of old. His room, his house, his village. But things are not as they were, its all very wrong and soon, he knows, things will be worse.
Hamilton House, Coexist Event Space (View)
80 Stokes Croft
Bristol BS1 3QY
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|