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Steven Berkoff's EAST

Until 12 October 2019

Mon-Sat 8pm and Sat 3pm

Arcola Theatre, London

Something is coming. It's either the interstate or the end of the world.


Award-winning US playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, National Theatre) conjures a twisted famle about courage, resistance, and change.

Precocious preteen Annabella lives in a deserted trailer park. Schooled by her eccentric mother Irene, she learns to co-exist with the vampires, werewolves, and monsters which lurk in the world outside. Desperate to ward off the new highway which threatens the demolition of their home, Annabella steps outside to build a girl out of mud. The girl comes to life. The girl is Anna Bella Eema.

Part ghost story, part fairytale, part coming-of-age fantasy, ANNA BELLA EEMA is a dazzling burst of storytelling from the dark heart of American Gothic.

Lisa D'Amour's wildly inventive, spoken-and-sun odyssey makes its UK premiere here in a never-before-seen new and updated version.

Written by Lisa D'Amour with original score by Chris Sidorfsky

ONE / Irene Beverly Rudd

TWO / Annabella Gabrielle Brooks

THREE / Anna Bella Eema Natasha Cottriall

Director Jessica Lazar

Musical Director Tom Foskett Barnes

Movement Director Jennifer Fletcher

Stage Manager Catriona McHugh

Assistant Director Amber Sinclair-Case (via King's Head Theatre Trainee Directors Scheme)

Set & Costume Design Anna Lewis

Lighting Design David Doyle

Additional Composition and Sound Design Tom Foskett Barnes

Production Manager John Rowland

Producers Arcola Theatre, Ellie Keel and Gabrielle Leadbeater for Ellie Keel Productions, Tom Ford for Atticist

Publicist Kate Morley PR

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