It follows a successful run as part of the VAULT festival in 2020.

Directed by Celine Lowenthal, it has been confirmed that this live music play will head to the Southwark Playhouse this Spring, running from the 29th March until the 22nd April.

Performed by an all female and non-binary band, we follow one woman’s coming-of-age journey, spanning across eight years of sexual highs and lows, with sprinklings of 90s nostalgia and an unashamedly queer and feminist call to arms.  

Featuring original live music inspired by Riot Grrrl bands, such as Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo, it is a story about trauma and recovery, while also confronting sex and sexuality.

The show won the OFFComm 2020 Award, Show of the Week (VAULT Festival 2020) and was an UNTAPPED (New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly) finalist. Sugar Coat was co-written by singer- songwriter Lilly Pollard (as featured on BBC Music Introducing) and award-winning playwright Joel Samuels (Fever Pitch), with co-Musical Direction from Anya Pearson of the British punk band, Dream Nails.

This revival of the show is set to star: Rachel Barnes(Manic Street Creature, Paines Plough; Ladhood, BBC), Eve De Leon Allen (Doctor Who, BBC), Dani Heron (Peter Gynt, National Theatre), Anya Pearson and Sarah Workman (Girls Don’t Play Guitar, Liverpool Royal Court).

Talking about bringing the show back to the stage, director Celine Lowenthal said: ” It is a privilege to be reviving this gorgeous, radical piece of gig theatre. As a queer creative, it is such a pleasure to bring together our unbelievably talented all female and non-binary cast of actor-musicians, and to unravel the unexpected and tender journey of a young woman finding her place in the world. The punchy, sexy, front-footed writing, alongside Lilly Pollard’s raucous and riotous punk music, makes Sugar Coat a very meaningful addition to the
contemporary canon of queer and female-led theatre.”

The creative team behind the production includes: sound design by Lucy Baker Swinburn, sound operator Raffaela Pancucci, company stage manager Summer Keeling, producer Emma Blackman, associate producer Josephine Shipp and assistant director Olivia Millar-Ross.

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