Girls (Aldeburgh)

31st May 2017
HighTide Festival Aldeburgh 2017
Scorchingly intelligent and as powerful as a gut punch
The Times

Talawa Theatre Theatre Company, HighTide and Martha Rose Wilson present Girls by Theresa Ikoko.

“Why is everyone so bloody obsessed with hashtags? Can you use it to shoot your way out of here?”

The sold-out, critically acclaimed hit of HighTide Festival 2016 returns to Aldeburgh for one performance only, after coming straight from the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017.

Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion…

But when they’re kidnapped from home, their world is turned upside down. Hope and despair blur, jokes and fights become one, and the only hashtag that matters now is survival.

A funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, the power of imagination and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.
Theresa Ikoko’s Girls is a Verity Bargate Award finalist and winner of the Alfred Fagon Award (2015) and joint winner of the George Devine Award (2016). She is a Talawa Writers’ Programme Playwright and a Channel 4 writer on attachment to HighTide.

Running Time: 1hr 30m no interval

Recommended ages: 14+

Clever, audacious, entertaining and full of promise
Time Out
A brave, striking debut, made memorable by superbly nuanced, gripping central performances.
The Sunday Times
Superbly acted…leaving plenty of food for thought.
London Theatre 1