Glitterball: Details introduced of latest comedy about ‘motherhood and identification’

A brand new comedy follows the story of a combined heritage mom attempting to navigate a midlife identification disaster as she approaches her 50 birthday.

Glitterball, from the Rifco Theatre Company is written by and starring Yasmin Wilde and directed by Pravesh Kumar.

Sonia’s life has at all times been a little bit of a double act, introduced up as one half of a Shirley Bassey tribute act. alongside her overbearing mom Gloria, she left a path of sequins throughout the working males’s golf equipment of East Anglia. 

Now she’s divorced, battling via the middle-age jungle, wrangling unimpressed youngsters and navigating rocky friendships.

But the sudden arrival of Sonia’s half-brother Naim from Manchester brings a refreshed sense of belonging and cultural identification, as he introduces her to her Pakistani facet she had by no means recognized earlier than.

Sonia is worked up to immerse herself within the tradition and at last begins to piece collectively the mosaic of her life. But a disturbing discovery threatens to shatter her world once more.

Inspired by a real-life, Glitterball is ‘a midlife coming of age comedy about motherhood, identification and discovering your time to shine’.

It is the primary fee to come back out of the Rifco Associates Programme, a expertise growth initiative to enhance pathways into the trade for underrepresented voices.

Pravesh Kumar, Artistic Director, mentioned “At Rifco, we’re dedicated to telling the tales of underrepresented voices and are thrilled to be bringing you our first mainstage manufacturing born out of the Rifco Associates Programme.

“Yasmin Wilde’s story felt so related to us as a result of it sheds much-needed mild on the mixed-heritage expertise.

“It can also be an empowering instance of how a ‘midlife disaster’ generally is a constructive turning level with a powerful intergenerational focus. We hope it is going to ring a bell with audiences and open up themes which might be nonetheless too usually lacking from mainstream leisure, whereas additionally giving them some feel-good, traditional Bassey numbers to sing alongside to.”
Listings info
Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ
Thu 15 – Sat 24 Sept 
Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm
Tickets from £17, concessions out there | 01923 225671
Riverside Studios, 101 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9BN
Tue 27 Sept – Sat 08 Oct  
Eves 7.30pm, Thu, Sat & Sun mat 3.30pm
Tickets £25, concessions out there |  020 8237 1000
Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Fairbottom St, Oldham OL1 3SW
Tue 11  – Sat 15 Oct (on sale 21 June)
Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm
Tickets from £18.50, concessions out there | 0161 624 2829



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