Sugar Coat, a new live music play about love, loss and lubrication, by award winning writer Joel Samuels (A Wake in Progress, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019) and producers of Fringe First award winning show Bobby & Amy (Edinburgh Fringe 2019). Based on a true story, Sugar Coat is a powerful feminist gig performance that follows the coming-of-age story of a young woman, spanning across eight years of sexual highs and lows, from nineties shag bracelets to 21st century non-monogamous relationships.
Starring Dani Heron (Chariots of Fire, Gielgud Theatre), Gracie Lai (Doctor Who, BBC) and Anya Pearson (lead guitarist for queer punk band Dream Nails), Sugar Coat brings the story of a 16 year old girl with good marks and a flair for music. But when Year 13 starts, her whole life is about to change forever. From bunking classes and using fake ID to snogging boys with greasy skin – she’s about to have sex for the first time. However, things don’t go exactly to plan. In fact, as the years go by, she has no idea what the plan ever was and how she’s supposed to navigate in this sexually confusing modern world.
Shortlisted for Untapped Award 2020 run by New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly, this female and non-binary led production features original music performed by a live band and composed by singer-songwriter Lilly Pollard (as featured on BBC Introducing) with musical contribution from Anya Pearson. Celine Lowenthal will direct the five strong cast of womxn actors and pop-punk musicians in an uplifting and liberating show about puberty, sex, feminism and reclaiming your body.
Sugar Coat will premiere at VAULT Festival between 10-15 March at 7:30pm (matinee: 14 March at 16:30). Tickets here.
VAULT Festival (The Forge), Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7AD
Tickets are available here
Previews: £14.50 (plus booking fee)
Full Price: £15.50 (plus booking fee)