Produced with support from Stratford Circus Arts Centre, where Libby Liburd is an Associate Artist.
The post-show discussion on Saturday 4th November (after the 8pm performance) will include the following:
Octavia Holland is a single parent, bringing up a child in Lewisham and also grew up in a single parent family. Previously the Director of Policy at Gingerbread, the national single parent charity, Octavia has extensive knowledge of what the facts and stats actually show, and what is often said about single parent families. With a particular interest in and outrage at the way single parents are still treated, in 2016 Octavia wrote a chapter for the Child Poverty Action Group about single parent families and life chances, dismantling many of the negative stereotypical views. Octavia is currently the Director of a children and young people’s charity.
Originally from Poland, Nastazja trained as an actress both in Dublin and London. She assisted directed Phil Willmott on his critically acclaimed productions of Fear and Misery of the Third Reich and Three Sisters and collaborated with Phil on the family show The Wawel Dragon at The Scoop. Nastazja is the founder and producer of HerStory: Intersectional Feminist Theatre Festival which challenges the misrepresentation of women in theatre. She is currently working with Barbara Houseman on an all female project Dangerous Space.