Gracie

5 star rating

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Gracie was born into a polygamous religious community, and brought across the US border to Canada at the age of eight, when her mother became the eighteenth wife of an elder there.
Gracie at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Started: Sunday 29 April 2018
Closed: Tuesday 15 May 2018
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


This play is a work of fiction, inspired by Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) communities in Canada and the U.S..


Gracie, and all other characters and the events mentioned in the play, are works of fiction as well.


Synopsis


"God doesn't talk to girls. But He listens.


I pray for God to tell Mr. Shelby to find me a husband who's sweet and kind and not too old."


Gracie was born into a polygamous religious community, and brought across the US border to Canada at the age of eight, when her mother became the eighteenth wife of an elder there.


A lively and irrepressible child, her world is full of faith and family, but by the time she is fifteen, and at marriageable age, she feels increasing pressure to conform … but will she ever dare to take the leap and step into the outside world?


A gripping and tender story about growing up in a religious cult by Joan MacLeod, winner of Canada's most prestigious literary award, the Governor General's Award.


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Theatre


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118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Sunday 29 April 2018

Press night:Monday 30 April 2018

Closes:Tuesday 15 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Tuesday - 2-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£16

Cast


Carla Langley - Gracie

Creatives


Author: Joan MacLeod
Director: Gemma Aked-Priestley
Designer: Bex kemp
Lighting: Ali Hunter
Sound: Sam Glossop
Movement: Nicky Griffiths
Production: Tanzanite Theatre in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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