Full English, winner of ‘Best Production 2021’ at the Asian Media Awards, comes to Lawrence Batley Theatre

Photo credit: Karol Wyszynski

Bent Architect presents: Full English
by Natalie Davies & Bent Architect
Arriving at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Thursday, May 19th 2022.

A play recently awarded the accolade of Best Production 2021 at the Asian Media Awards is coming to Huddersfield this month.

Full English will explore personal histories from the Canterbury Estate in Bradford, where Associate Artist, Natalie Davies, grew up, along with her mother and her Nan – a reggae loving dance enthusiast.

Back in the late fifties, the first wave of migrant workers arrived from Pakistan and Bangladesh. These young men soon met and started to fall in love with local lasses, including Nan. When she fell for her man, her life was thrown into chaos. It was only when she arrived at the Canterbury Estate with her three kids that she found the solidarity of a small group of women who were loving across the boundaries.

Full English won Best Stage Production 2021 at the Asian Media Awards

Using first-hand stories, Full English will be a poignant, funny and life-affirming homage to the strength of those women.

Those who married Pakistani men and brought up mixed-race children.
Those who struggled with their identity.
Those who never really belonged to any particular culture or race.
Those who constantly had to stand up against racists.
Those who just didn’t care.

Tickets are available from this link.

Bent Architect has a growing reputation for creating innovative new work which challenges expectations.

Their acclaimed This Space is Occupied (2018) took over a disused pub and turned it into a 1970s commune, whist their international tour of Women of Aktion (2018) looked at the stories of German women’s resistance to war.

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