Stevie Smith commutes to the West End to her work as a secretary at a publishing company. Her evenings are spent at home with her beloved aunt - a world of Battenberg cake, gossip, ginger nuts and sherry in tiny glasses. But at the same time as leading this seemingly mundane suburban existence, she is writing the piercing poetry and prose that will one day make her famous.
Stevie is a biographical snapshot of both the poet and the private woman. Shot through with wit, this is the story of an endearing heroine, her unconventional life, powerful and popular poetry and her greatest struggle: to keep waving and not drowning.
Lighted Fools Theatre Company makes its seventh visit to the Mill Studio following successful productions of Arthur Miller’s The Price, Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island, Alan Bennett’s The Old Country, Jim Cartwright’s Two and Simon Gray’s Quartermaine’s Terms.
“This is a highly ingenious piece, slipping seamlessly between poetry and dialogue to create a vivid impression of both the poet and the private woman” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Presented by Lighted Fools Theatre Company
By Hugh Whitemore
From the life and work of Stevie Smith
Directed by Richard Parish
With Karen Brooks, David Hemsley-Brown and Marie Thurbon
This amateur production of Stevie is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD
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£15Ticket prices include 50p Restoration levy and 50p Booking Fee