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All female cast announced for ‘Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile’

All-female cast announced for the stage premiere of Adelle Stripe’s novel Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile

Freedom Studios are delighted to announce full casting for the premiere of Lisa Holdsworth’s new stage adaptation of Adelle Stripe’s novel about the defiant life of the celebrated playwright Andrea Dunbar – Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile.

The production’s all-female cast will feature Emily Spowage (Eaten by Lions, Mecca Films) as Andrea Dunbar; Lucy Hird (The Funfair, HOME) as the younger Andrea Dunbar, Claire- Marie Seddon (Tarzanne, Interplay) as Eileen/Sophie/cast;Balvinder Sopal (Partition, Leeds Playhouse) as Mo/Patsy/cast; and Laura Lindsay (Partus, Third Angel and Sheffield Theatres) as Alma/Liane/cast.

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.

Adapted for the stage by Screenwriter Lisa Holdsworth (Ackley Bridge, Waterloo Road and Call the Midwife) and directed by Kash Arshad (Airplays, Leeds Playhouse and Memories of Partition, Royal Exchange), Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, will open at The Ambassador in Bradford from the 30 May – 8 June and then tour till the 30 June including performances at The Constitutional in Farsley, Buttershaw Youth Centre; Cast in Doncaster; Harrogate Theatre; Oldham Coliseum and The Holbeck in Leeds.

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Dates: 30 May – 8 June (no performances 2 June)

VenueThe Ambassador, 90 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2AQ 

Times: 7.30pm (Mat perf on 1 & 8 June at 2pm)

Tickets: Pay What You Decide £3, £6 or £12 (with a free drink)

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Thursday 13 June at 7.30pm – Constitutional in Farsley

Monday 17 June at 7.30pm -Buttershaw Youth Centre – (Pay what you decide, all proceeds going to the Youth Centre.)

Thu 20 June at 7.15pm – Cast, Doncaster

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Saturday 22 June at 7.45pm – Harrogate Theatre

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Wed 26– Thu 27 June at 7.30pm –Oldham Coliseum

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Sun 30 June at 5pm – The Holbeck, Leeds

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