Funeral Flowers @ The Bunker Theatre*

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tickets and more information: https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/funeral-flowers/about
Booking until: 4th May 2019
Production Photos by: Kofi Dwaah
Run time: 1hr 15 mins
Trigger warnings: sexual assault, abuse. 

Funeral Flowers follows 17 year old Angelique, who dreams of being a florist. While she is completing her floristry course at college, she is also dealing with threats from her boyfriend’s gang, going into foster care and waiting for her mum to come out of prison. Delivered through lyrical spoken word, the play follows Angelique’s life journey through exploring trauma, relationships and finding your own strength.

Funeral Flowers by Emma Dennis- Edwards (courtesy Kofi Dwaah) (4)

Playing Angelique and a whole array of characters in her life, Emma Dennis-Edwards delivers a strong, emotive and honest performance. Her writing is equally as strong and is beautifully lyrical, blending the forms of spoken word and a traditional play monologue seamlessly. The piece is really brilliantly directed by Rachel Nwokoro who has turned the show into an immersive experience, with the audience moving around the space with Angelique as she tells her story. I thought this worked very well as I felt, as an audience member, that we were moving with Angelique throughout the different stages of her life.

Funeral Flowers by Emma Dennis- Edwards (courtesy Kofi Dwaah) (19)

This is seriously a strong, stunning piece that you will regret missing, if you don’t run to the Bunker before May 4th. See it for Emma Dennis-Edwards’ writing and performance. I’ll be waiting patiently to see what she does next.

Until next time,

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