Part of ShoutOut Festival 2019
Presented by Laughing Mirror Theatre Company
In the Littlewood Theatre
Two girls go on a journey. They want to annoy their Tory parents. They want to make a difference. But as they find themselves in the middle of an international refugee crisis, they soon realise that they are going to need to do more than just a fun run to help. Hilarious, heart-felt and haunting, White Girls is a comedy-drama that explores voluntourism within the Calais Jungle from 2016 to the present day and asks searing questions on the notions of white charity and global inaction in the face of unquestionable social injustice.
Written and directed by Madeleine Accalia, and starring Francesca Bloor and Valerie Smith, White Girls is largely based on the real experiences the creative team had when working as volunteers in the refugee camps.
Following on from its hugely successful runs at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2018 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 – receiving five star reviews and being shortlisted for New Writing South’s Best New Play Award – Laughing Mirror now revives its acclaimed show White Girls for the company’s London debut.
“Performed with near-brutal candour...an incredibly timely work that everyone should see” - Feminist Fringe
Saturday 19th October - 9pm
£10 / 8 (Concession)
Run time: 60 mins
Actors: Francesca Bloor and Valerie Smith
Writer & Director: Madeleine Accalia
Production Manager: Toby Skelton
Sound Designer: Adam Whitehead
Artistic Director: Chad Porter
Read more about the team here
Twitter: @L_MirrorTC || @whitegirls_lm
Trigger warnings: Contains distressing themes, scenes of violence, strong language / swearing
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