Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile


Adelle Stripe’s

Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile

Adapted by Lisa Holdsworth

Directed by Kash Arshad

We’re in The Beacon, Buttershaw, Christmas 1990. That’s in Bradford, in case you don’t know. And Andrea Dunbar is here, she’s the one that wrote Rita, Sue, and Bob Too, a Bradford lass, and a mum, sister, best friend too. Everyone, every man, has always told her story. This evening she’s telling it herself. So get yerself a drink, settle down and listen up.

‘Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile’ is a play. It’s adapted from Adelle Stripe’s ‘outstanding debut novel’ of Andrea Dunbar’s life by Lisa Holdsworth (she’s done Ackerly Bridge, and Call the Midwife). Adelle and Lisa are both from Yorkshire an’ all, so they know what they’re talking about. With loads of great Bradford characters in it, a lot of laughs, and some dark times too. Come along, we’d love to see ya there.

Age Recommendation:

Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile contains some adult language, sexual references, references to domestic violence and alcoholism. We recommend all audience members are at least 14 years old and have adult supervision.

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Please Note: This is a work of fiction and is an alternative version of historic events. It has been manipulated, re- structured and embellished. Real people rub shoulders with fictional characters, some utter words from letters and characters, some utter words from letters and scripts; others are gleaned from occasional references, newspaper cuttings, hearsay or fractured memory. It is not the truth and exists purely within the realms of speculation.

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