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24th Feb - 6th Apr 2023


Sleepova is an ode to black women, their boundless spirits, and wild dreams. Join Rey, Elle, Shan and Funmi as they navigate adulthood, armed with sugary snacks, school gossip, and secret questions they can only ask each other in their sleepover. As life doesn't pan out quite as they imagined, they struggle to hold on to a friendship they swore would last a lifetime. Sleepova is a new Bush Theatre commission from Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini (Little Miss Burden), directed by Jade Lewis (Quarter Life Crisis, Bridge Theatre), that marks the stage debut of three actresses including BAFTA Rising Star Award winner Bukky Bakray (Rocks), Amber Grappy (HBO’s The Baby), Aliyah Odoffin (BBC’s Everything I Know About Love) and Shayde Sinclair (professional debut).

Writer | Matilda Feyisayo Ibini
Director | Jade Lewis
Set & Costume Designer | Cara Evans
Lighting Designer | Elliot Griggs
Sound Designer | Xana

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