Home Girl

A Derby Theatre production as part of the Reimagine Project
Plays and Drama , Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 8 July 2022 - Saturday 9 July 2022

"This isn’t my home. Haven’t had a proper home since . . . This is just somewhere I’ll be resting my bones for a week and maybe a bit. This time next year you’ll forget who I am. I haven’t got a diddly where I’ll be by then. But I’m used to it."

Home Girl tells the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system, a wholly modern story which sheds a much-needed light on what can be an unsettling life - and the consequences that can follow when children are treated like pawns on a family chessboard.

When fourteen-year-old white girl Naomi is placed with a Black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns.

Fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage, this exciting stage adaptation will play on the main stage at Derby Theatre this summer.

The Home Girl Project

This brand new stage adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning novel has been created as a unique collaboration between professional writers Alex Wheatle MBE, Nathan Powell and Sarah KolawoleDerby TheatreDerby’s Cultural Education Partnership, Future Creative Writer Abusa Archer and professional care-experienced young people and other young theatre makers (our Future Creatives). 

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CAST AND CREATIVES


ADULT CAST

Lisa Allen, Andrea Davy, Martha Godber, Duane Hannibal, April Nerisssa Hudson, Helena Rimmer

ADPATORS

Nathan Powell & Sarah 'Rain' Kolawole

CO-DIRECTORS

Sarah Brigham and Bryn Holding 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Natasha Cover

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

Lucy Wild

SET, COSTUME DESIGNER

Kevin Jenkins

SOUND DESIGNERS AND COMPOSORS

Lucy James and Rukus 

FUTURE CREATIVES


PERFORMERS

Asia Cover and Grace Parker-Mckoy

ENSEMBLE PERFORMERS 

Georgia Anderson, Tom Carlisle, Drew Green, Bry Griffths, Alex Etheridge, Zoe Fowkes, Ursule Jancenkovaite, Shannon John, Oliver Manley, CHloe Ridgers, Scarlett Robinson-Stanley (Cass), Riley Sheehan-Moore

WRITER

Anisa Archer 

COSTUME DESIGNER

Nicole Chang 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Sam Evans

PRODUCER

Jamie Hallett 

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER 

Emma White

FILMMAKER 

Essa

 

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

BSL Interpretation - Saturday 9th July at 7.00pm. 

About Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle - Futures Unlocked

Alex Wheatle MBE is an award-winning author who won the Guardian Children’s Book Award in 2016 (for Crongton Knights) and Home Girl is one of the Crongton series of novels.

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Age Guidance: 11+
Friends Discount: £2 off

Tickets

Prices from: £15

Concessions: Under 26s £5