7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
4th February, 2022
1905, New York. Seamstress Esther has lived in her boarding house for 18 long years.
Other girls arrive, marry and then move on but Esther remains, crafting beautiful, delicate garments for women to wear on their wedding nights. But everything changes when letters begin to arrive from George, could they hold the key to Esther’s last chance at happiness and the life she’s always dreamed of?
Named as one of the 40 Best Plays of All Time (Independent), Pulitzer prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s moving play explores the extraordinary history of the playwright’s great-grandmother, and the search for hope in the face of hardship. Actor and director Mumba Dodwell directs.
by Lynn Nottage
Mumba Dodwell director
Liam Bunster designer
Nick Peel lighting designer
Eve Clayton sound designer
Diane Alison Mitchell movement director
Raniah Al-Sayed intimacy director
Lucy Lawless assistant costume designer