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:
 
Original Cast:
Toshie Ogura Melissa
Ellen Thomas Freida
Doreene Blackstock Daphine
Judy Hepburn Leonora
Glenna Forster-Jones Medusa
Production Team:

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