Anna Bella Eema
Atticist in association with Arcola Theatre & Ellie Keel Productions
Arcola Theatre 2019
Photo: Tim Kelly
11th September - 12th October 2019
Lighting Design by
Movement Direction by
Tom Ford & Ellie Keel
Music Direction by
Award-winning US playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, National Theatre) conjures a twisted famle about courage, resistance, and change.
Precocious preteen Annabella lives in a deserted trailer park. Schooled by her eccentric mother Irene, she learns to co-exist with the vampires, werewolves, and monsters which lurk in the world outside. Desperate to ward off the new highway which threatens the demolition of their home, Annabella steps outside to build a girl out of mud. The girl comes to life. The girl is Anna Bella Eema.
Part ghost story, part fairytale, part coming-of-age fantasy, ANNA BELLA EEMA is a dazzling burst of storytelling from the dark heart of American Gothic.
Lisa D'Amour's wildly inventive, spoken-and-sun odyssey makes its UK premiere here in a never-before-seen new and updated version.