First Look: Rehearsal Images Released For The Stage Adaptation Of Adelle Stripe’s Black Teeth And A Brilliant Smile

Emily Spowage and director Kash Arshad rehearsals of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile FreedomStudios Photo by Tim Smith
Emily Spowage and director Kash Arshad rehearsals of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile FreedomStudios Photo by Tim Smith

Freedom Studios have released rehearsal images for the premiere of  Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile,  award-winning screenwriter Lisa Holdsworth’s new stage adaptation of Adelle Stripe’s compelling novel which fictionalised the brief and defiant life of the celebrated playwright Andrea Dunbar.

The Beacon, Buttershaw, Bradford, 1990. Andrea Dunbar, acclaimed writer of Rita, Sue, and Bob Too, mum, sister, best friend, is struggling with her latest work. Her aching head is full of voices, stories from her past which have to be heard. The play is a fictionalised account of the life of Andrea Dunbar.

Featuring an all-female cast and adapted for the stage by screenwriter Lisa Holdsworth (Ackley Bridge, Waterloo Road and Call the MidwifeBlack Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, will open at The Ambassador in Bradford from the 30 May-8 June and then tour until the 30 June.

Directed by Kash Arshad (Airplays, Leeds Playhouse and Memories of Partition, Royal Exchange), the production’s all-female cast will feature Emily Spowage (Eaten by Lions, Mecca Films); Lucy Hird (The Funfair, HOME), Claire- Marie Seddon (Tarzanne, Interplay); Balvinder Sopal (Partition, Leeds Playhouse) and Laura Lindsay (Partus, Third Angel and Sheffield Theatres) .

Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile will tour from the 30 May – 30 June including dates in Bradford, Leeds, Oldham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Doncaster and Harrogate. To book tickets and for more information on Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile visit www.freedomstudios.co.uk

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