Tokens of Affection


This often witty and disarmingly charming play is also a startling theatrical peek into the world of a special teaching unit for the containment of violent or maladjusted girls in Bradford in the nineteen-eighties.
Tokens of Affection at Waterloo East Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Waterloo East Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Closes: Sunday 24 February 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


This 'lost' work by Maureen Lawrence, playwright, author, and former Derby Playhouse writer in residence, has not been produced since its original production at Derby Playhouse in 1990.

Synopsis


This often witty and disarmingly charming play is also a startling theatrical peek into the world of a special teaching unit for the containment of violent or maladjusted girls in Bradford in the nineteen-eighties.


Seen through the eyes of a recently qualified social care professional, the day centre is a place of chaos and struggle with no real sense of what it is trying to achieve, apart from keeping the girls off the streets.


But it is also a place of high energy and laughter, small glimmers of hope come from the humour and wit intrinsic in the plays' younger characters as, even though almost broken by circumstances, their resilience is astounding.


The small tokens of affection can be found in the very human interactions between these disturbed children and their over-worked and under-supported carers.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Brad Street
London SE1 8TN

Box office tel: 020 7928 0060

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 5 February 2019

Closes:Sunday 24 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:
£17.50

Concessions:
£15

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Creatives


Author: Maureen Lawrence
Production: Persever Productions

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