Little Miss Burden is a moving coming-of-age tale about growing up in a wheelchair in the ‘90s, taking place at The Bunker in London.
Drawing on her own experiences, award-winning writer Matilda Ibini’s new play tells the truth about being a teenager with a wheelchair, with some serious ‘90s nostalgia, Sailor Moon and a Nigerian family in East London.
This refreshing tale of living with a physical impairment demystifies tropes and stereotypes about disabilities. Providing a vital platform for disabled people’s voices to be heard and their stories to be told, Little Miss Burden is a meaningful opportunity to allow wider representation on stage while exposing the difficult, but often funny, reality of growing up with a disability.
At thirteen years old Little Miss must learn not only to live with her wheelchair, but also to use it and get on with it, as Little Miss needs to keep up with Big Sis and Little Sis. Little Miss Burden follows the trio of sisters as Little Miss learns to understand her disability and how to live with it as part of her in this moving tale of self-love and sisterly love.
Saida Ahmed (The Glass Menagerie, Arcola Theatre; Medusa, Fusion Theatre) takes the role of Little Miss, whilst Michelle Tiwo (Ackee and Saltfish, BBC3; And The Rest of Me Floats, Bush Theatre) is Big Sis and Ani Nelson (Abigail’s Party, Hull Truck Theatre; Roadkill, Channel 4) is Little Sis.
When: 3rd – 21st December 2019
Where: The Bunker, 53A Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
£: Tickets cost £16. Concessions available
More info: www.bunkertheatre.com