We made the decision to postpone the Edinburgh and London shows of Dawn, because we wanted the experience of showing you our play to be a joyful one, not one of anxiety. A couple of days later, on what was to be our opening night, Live Theatre in Newcastle closed to the public. We had a wonderful closed dress rehearsal: some photos from that are below. Tickets for all the cancelled shows will be refunded, and there will be new dates in the future - watch this space. Look after your physical and mental health everyone and so sorry we couldn't see you all in person.
Hannah Walker as Dawn
Dawn is a hairdresser who likes to rap. Her life changes after an encounter with a trafficked Vietnamese teenager and the discovery of a mysterious talent. Her search for friendship, love and fulfilment takes her to the New York catwalk, the Paris banlieue, an activist community in Glasgow and a nuclear bunker in the Nevada desert, where she might be the only person who can stop the US president bombing Brazil over the Amazon tree frogs.
Dawn in New York:
'Eating is, like, pretty much frowned on in fashion. You get ostrichisised if you’re seen with anything bigger than a sashimi in your hand.'