Eva Edo in association with Theatre503 presents
‘Pay What You Can’. Tickets available from 50p
RUNNING TIME / NOTICES: 75mins (no interval)
Constance wants to guarantee her 9-year-old bi-racial son Elijah lives beyond his 18th birthday. He’s not sick, just black.
Constance’s formidable mother Agnes has died suddenly and she’s forced to parent her son Elijah for the first time. She desperately wants to live up to her mother’s high expectations and be worthy of the Tiger Mum crown. This sets her on an obsessive path to get him into the exclusive Cathedral College, which Constance believes will get Elijah off the street and keep him alive. However, she’ll first have to see off those who threaten her precious cub; his dad; hardship; testosterone; childish curiosity and imposter syndrome.
This one woman show playfully explores that, for many, safety appears to have become a privilege for the few.
These work in progress performances of Tiger Mum bring us a timely insight in to raising sons of colour in Britain today. It’s marks the first exciting collaboration between Eva Edo and director Alice Malin. This is Eva’s debut one woman show.
Tiger Mum was written on Soho Writers Lab. Eva’s plays have been produced at various London theatres including Ovalhouse (Wonder Girl) and Southwark Playhouse (Absolution). Looked After Children was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award.
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