Who Do You Think You Are meets Don’t Tell The Bride in a new one-woman show which explores how our concepts of race, identity and relationships can be challenged when we least expect it. Dominoes, written, performed and produced by Phoebe McIntosh, will tour select venues across Wandsworth in May.
The 60-minute show is the story of history teacher Layla McKinnon, who is preparing for her wedding to Andy in the school holidays when she discovers an unsettling link in their pasts; one which poses a threat to her friendships, her sense of identity and the wedding itself. As she pieces together her family tree, reminisces about the past and worries about the future, she tries to hold onto her best friend and her husband-to-be and find out who she is and where she fits in.
The exploration of being what Layla calls, “a domino” (a little bit of both – black and white), is showing at Tara Theatre, Earlsfield, on Thursday 11 May, and The Cat’s Back, Putney, for Fragility Takeover on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May.
Phoebe, 31, has been working as an actress since 2008 when she completed her training at Arts Educational London. She has since worked in a range of independent films, commercials and fringe theatre productions. Dominoes is her second self-penned play. Not content with simply auditioning for existing roles, she began writing her own plays and casting herself. She wrote and performed in a sell-out run of her first play, The Tea Diaries, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013.
The play, which launches in May, is supported by Black Theatre Live. Tickets cost £8 – £10 (concessions also available at Tara Theatre) and are available from Tara Theatre box office on 020 8333 4457 for the first performance, or by visiting www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on/dominoes