Vault Festival 2016: Happiness Is A Cup Of Tea
I’d like to say a few words about my mother…
London's biggest arts festival is returning: make your way underground for six weeks of creativity, innovation and chaos at Vault Festival. With more than 100 different shows spread across eight incredible venues, you're not going to find anything else like it above or below ground any time soon. Fiona is trying to find her way back home. To herself. To her sister. To her mum. It’s been a long time, she’d almost forgotten the way. She’d almost forgotten how the sea smells. She’d almost forgotten. Just stop. Stand. Stare. Breathe. Remember. Fiona has a lot of memories she’s not sure are memories anymore and actually might just be dreams. Tonight the door to her past has been flung wide open and she must walk through it to move towards her future. It’s time. She would like to say a few words about her Mother. A few words. Written by Annie McKenzie and directed by Michael Tonkin-Jones, this one-woman play - part-autobiography, part-character piece – is an exploration of grief and bereavement which tells the story of Fiona Nash on the eve of her mother’s death. Her estranged sister Leslie has demanded she write her mother’s eulogy but to do that she must remember. It’s time. Show takes place in the Pit space. Running time is approx 60 minutes.
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