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Family Tree

Closed 30 Aug 2021

Charlton House and Gardens

A new play by Mojisola Adebayo, inspired by the life of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, whose cells were harvested and cultivated without her consent after her death from cervical cancer in 1951.
Family Tree at the Charlton House and Gardens

Image courtesy Actors Touring Company

Show details

Synopsis


A new play by Mojisola Adebayo, inspired by the life of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, whose cells were harvested and cultivated without her consent after her death from cervical cancer in 1951.


The so-called HeLa cells have been vital to studying disease, decoding the human genome, and have even contributed to the development of the COVID-19 vaccines.


Exploring timely themes around exploitation and ethics in healthcare, this powerful, site-responsive promenade piece comes to GDIF, prior to a full production at the Young Vic.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 13+


Festival: This show is part of Greenwich & Docklands International Festival.


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Venue


Name:
Charlton House and Gardens


Postal address:
Charlton Road
London SE7 8RE

Box office tel: -

Box office email: -

Location map for Charlton House and Gardens

Dates


Previews from:Friday 27 August 2021

Press night:Saturday 28 August 2021

Closes:Monday 30 August 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

27th August at 7:30pm

28th August at 7:30pm

29th August at 7:30pm

30th August at 7:30pm


Matinee:

28th August at 2:00pm

29th August at 2:00pm

30th August at 2:00pm


Running time: 1 hr 10 mins

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Access information


27th August at 7:30pm:

Audio Described performance

BSL Interpreted performance

Captioned performance

Relaxed Introductions


Creatives


Author: Mojisola Adebayo
Composer: Fran Rivers
Director: Matthew Xia
Designer: Sandra Falase
Movement: Vicki Igbokwe
Production: Actors Touring Company, Young Vic & GDIF

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