Ladies (and gentlemen – because you do NEED to see this too)!!!!
There are only a few days left to watch the amazing play by London born actress turned playwright Somalia Seaton, which is showing at the quaint Stratford East theatre until the 9th of November – that’s this Saturday folks!!!!
Entitled “Crowning Glory”, Seaton’s creation explores the often tortured and tumultuous relationship women of colour have with their hair – which is a large part of their overall identity.
The all-female cast is incredible and Seaton manages to marry thought-provoking and challenging themes with laughter and merriment, without once losing the poignancy of the message.
Told through the eyes of seven women, Crowning Glory features a series of interwoven monologues to convey the Black British female experience.
As an advocate for showcasing the Black British female in a positive way , this was one of the main reasons why I enjoyed the play so much – I identified with SO many of the characters!
Finally, somebody was telling MY story- not an African American story, nor an African story – but my story as a Black BRITISH woman.
I was privileged enough to have been invited to see the play a couple of weeks ago and like many others I thought it was nothing short of AMAZING!!!
— beautypulselondon (@beautypulse_ldn) October 26, 2013
— Stratford East (@stratfordeast) October 31, 2013
— Lia Hatzakis (@LiaHatz) October 29, 2013
I did miss the first 15 minutes or so of the production 🙁 – so before I write my own review I will be going to see it again…because it deserves a full and thorough account and I want to make sure that I give the play what its worth…so make sure that you also grab a ticket to go along soon!!
If you have already seen it do let me know your thoughts!
Many thanks to the Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Image Credit: Sharon Wallace