Weeding Cane by Sonia Hughes
in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre
Directed by Wyllie Longmore
Designed by Juliet Ellis
Weeding Cane is the tale of Joy, a child left with her grandma in the Caribbean when her mother migrates to England.
Communication between them is through occasional letters and gifts. When Joy’s grandma dies, she is shipped to England to join her mother, stepfather, and half-siblings. An uneasy and troubled reconciliation ensues in Joy’s new-found but alienating world.Told simply, in a sparse poetic style, the actions and words of the two main characters are underscored by live, evocative double-bass.
Developed by the green room and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
Thursday 2 March 2006 to Friday 3 March 2006 @ 8pm