Notes to Future Self

“Judy’s my mom. It’s an understatement to say she’s a bit of a hippy."

By Lee Isherwood | February 8th '11

Where: St Ann’s Square Manchester, M2 7DH – 0161 833 9833   map

When: 07 April 11 – 09 April 11

Website: www.royalexchangetheatre.org.uk

What: A new play from an award-winning writer

“Judy’s my mom. It’s an understatement to say she’s a bit of a hippy. I mean who else but a New Ager calls their baby ‘Philosophy Rainbow’? I try to go by ‘Sophie’.”

Sophie and Calliope have never been to school. Their mum ran away from home when she was seventeen and the girls have been raised in a series of ashrams, communes and impromptu raves.

Then one day Sophie gets ill and the family has to return to Birmingham. Sophie and Calliope are introduced to a strange new world where meditation and tree-hugging are replaced with maths homework and television. They’re also introduced to Daphne: the grandmother that they’ve never met. And it’s against this bewildering new backdrop – the normality she’s always longed for – that Sophie must come to terms with her own mortality.

A poignant new play from an award-winning writer and a strong creative team – The REP’s first visit to The Studio on tour.

Suitable for ages 12+.

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