Mira was separated from her sisters for 15 years during the Algerian civil war. Jessica and Annabel used to tell each other everything. And Tara? Well, she’s a bit of a pyromaniac…
Following the sell out success of Sister’s première at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival in June, Born Mad return to London to present Sister for five nights at Ovalhouse.
Sister is an outpouring of memories – some tender, some comic, and others painfully raw. Women from across the country shared stories with a common theme of sisterhood with us, creating a unique tapestry of real lives.
From a myriad of voices emerges two sets of sisters; Jessica and Annabel, and Mira and her siblings. Jessica and Annabel’s turbulent upbringing has repercussions long into adult life, whilst global conflict forces Mira to choose between her sisters and her children.
Verbatim theatre meets Born Mad’s signature style of boundary-pushing electronics and live vocals to bring these deeply personal stories to life. Microphones and cables cover the stage as the performers become foley artists, and every sound is recorded, manipulated and relayed back to create an all-consuming sound.
Sister was developed with support from Ovalhouse, Bristol Ferment & Spitalfields Music, and is available for touring throughout 2017.
Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
Box Office Tickets are available from Ovalhouse Box Office and
www.ovalhouse.com, 020 7582 7680.
Running Time 1 hour
Writer and Director Rebecca Hanbury
Composer Alex Groves
Producer Helen Edwards
Designer Georgia de Grey
Lighting Designer Ben Jacobs
Cast Daisy Brown and Nia Coleman
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