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Adelle Stripe's Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile 
Adapted by Lisa Holdworth

9 - 13 July 2024

Directed by Fran Lewis

The Beacon, Buttershaw 1990. Andrea Dunbar, acclaimed writer of Rita, Sue, and Bob Too, mum, sister, best friend, is struggling with her latest work. Her aching head is full of voices, stories from her past that have to be heard…


A bittersweet tale of the north/south divide, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile reveals how a shy teenage girl defied the circumstances into which she was born and went on to become one of her generation’s greatest dramatists.

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