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Essence

Essence is my latest play and it's having a very initial outing at the Vault Festival in Feb 2020.

Tickets are available here, and here's the blurb...!

Peckham 2020. Laquaya (15 - loves hip-hop, feminism, Peperami) has broken into Elyot’s house. Elyot (32) is reclusive, eccentric and probably quite lonely. He’s making a model boat and listening to Beethoven whilst checking off his life week by week on a chart on the wall.

Watch this slightly odd couple go on a humorous and heart-warming journey from denial to acceptance, overcoming extreme difference and fear of vulnerability to realise that deep down, the essence of each of them make for a perfect match.

Essence explores what it’s like to be lonely, how much it takes to let people in, and how the messy bits of life are ultimately where the gold lies.

Essence is supported by The CULTIVATE Bursary, in Association with COMMON and the Newbury Corn Exchange.

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