Big Aunty – the first home produced show of Belgrade Theatre’s spring season.
Directed and devised by Belgrade Theatre’s Creative Director Corey Campbell, Big Aunty will play in the B2 auditorium from Monday 24 April – Saturday 6 May.
Joining Corey is Midlands-born performers Alexia McIntosh (‘Anna of Cleves’ in Six the Musical in the West End and on UK tour) and Kieran Hamilton-Amos (recently seen as ‘Grimeboy’ in Grimboy at the Birmingham Rep).
Big Aunty is a darkly comic family drama that is alive with emotions and ideas that will connect us all; offering a welcome opportunity to gather and reflect on challenging times, and how we can find a path to resolution.
Big Aunty’s dead. Her funeral’s back in Jamaica, where she returned some years ago. The children she brought up together long ago, but have lost touch and gone their separate ways, are now forced to come together again, all these years later.
Big Aunty was the matriarch – a Mum to some, a ‘second’ Mum to others. She took in waifs and strays from reckless parents when they had nowhere else to go, and she gave them a home. But now she’s gone and there’s a Big Aunty-shaped hole in everyone’s world.
Now they’ll need to confront, not just each other, but their difficult pasts, and uncertain futures.
Can they finally lay their differences to rest along with Big Aunty?
Big Aunty is produced by The Belgrade Theatre, directed and devised by Corey Campbell with Sarah Githugu as assistant director, Claire Winfield as set designer, Joe Hornsby as lighting designer, Auden Allan as sound designer and Emma Barber as casting director. Joelle Ikwa is the community producer and choir leader.
Big Aunty is performing at Belgrade Theatre from 24 April – 6 May 2023. Tickets are on sale now.
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