Fresh from their successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bloomin' Buds are making their return to stage@leeds.
'The show is descended from a lineage of political theatre makers from Andrea Dunbar to Cardboard Citizens' (The Stage)
Brenda is 16 and pregnant, Amy is the first in her family to go to university. What could possibly go wrong? This brand-new verbatim play explores the struggles that young working class women face, and recognises the difficulties of trying to study and be a mother. Bloomin’ Buds aim to raise awareness of the struggles and pressures that these women face, and question whether the systems in place such as universal credit are really enough in this current political and economic climate.
About Bloomin’ Buds:
Bloomin' Buds Theatre aims to increase access to opportunity and to the arts for people from lower and working class backgrounds by building confidence and aspiration. We do this by running sessions in community centres, workshops in schools, community performances, public events and creating professional theatre pieces:
‘Providing a safe space for people of all ages to come together and take those first, daunting steps towards performing’
‘Bloomin’ Buds are an excellent example of the work ethic, ethos and social conscience that all emerging theatre companies should aspire to’
Thursday 18th October
Start time 7.30pm
Alec Clegg Studio
Guideline age restriction 12+