Synopsis

Leonora always wanted to be a dancer, and her dreams are fulfilled when she joins the ballet. Here she experiences prejudice and alienation as in the 'Black swan/White swan' syndrome. Leonora's life spirals out of control suffering from hypochondria, agoraphobia, and finally a mental breakdown. The spirit of Medusa embodies her negativity, which is aggravated by problems caused by her lodgers and a difficult relationship with her mother.

Original production

Opening night: 
09/02/1993
Company:
 
Theatre: 
Original Cast:
Toshie Ogura Melissa
Ellen Thomas Freida
Doreene Blackstock Daphine
Judy Hepburn Leonora
Glenna Forster-Jones Medusa
Production Team:
Joan-Ann Maynard Director
Zara Conway Designer
Dee Kyne Lighting Designer
Richard de Cordova Lighting
Brenda Edwards Choreographer
Richard De Cordova Production Manager
Nadia Malik Stage Manager
Alison Pottinger Stage Manager
Richard McDougall Magic Consultants
Noel Britten Magic Consultant

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
Six Plays by Black and Asian Women 1993 Aurora Metro Press, No

Assets

Type Code
Poster George Padmore Institute: GPI/1/Lenora

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Publicity file NTC/P/T/1/26/1/001 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London
Posters NTC/P/T/1/26/2/001 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Flyers NTC/P/T/1/26/2/002 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Programme NTC/P/T/1/26/2/003 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Playscripts NTC/P/T/1/26/3 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Video Recording NTC/P/T/1/26/5 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Press reviews NTC/P/T/3/020 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Playscript MPS 5674 British Library