DATES & TIMES
WEDNESDAY 4TH AUGUST
CAPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE
Tickets for this performance are available across a number of timezones, including BST (Edinburgh, London), EDT (Toronto, New York), PDT (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Seattle), AEST (Sydney).
BY EMMA DENNIS-EDWARDS
Emma Dennis-Edwards won the Filipa Bragança Award for an outstanding solo theatre performance by an actress for her Fringe First award-winning run of this incredibly powerful production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.
Funeral Flowers takes audiences on an journey into the world of seventeen-year-old Angelique, who dreams of being a florist. Left alone to navigate the care system, adulthood, and the recurring threat of her boyfriend’s gang, Angelique takes us by the hand and leads us through her story, through spaces filled with flowers.
Set in Tottenham, North London, the show playfully switches between six characters to highlight the reality of many vulnerable young women, and young black women in particular, who are left to grow up in the British care system. As a series of life-changing events force Angelique out of her home, she must question what the future holds and if she can break free from her surroundings and forge a new path. Is it really possible to be able to escape the cycle you’ve been bound by your whole life?
Content Warning: Homophobic language, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence
★★★★★ “Impassioned, urgent storytelling like this deserves a big audience” To Do List
★★★★★ “Bursting with power and intense immediacy”A Younger Theatre
★★★★★ “Funeral Flowers is a deeply upsetting and incredibly important one-woman show with a powerful script, top-quality acting and a storyline so sad it leaves several of us in tears.” The UpComing
★★★★★ “Beautifully written in a poetic but conversational style, Funeral Flowers is an unforgettable, intense experience” BritishTheatre.com
★★★★★ “Funeral Flowers is a beautifully presented illustration of a woman whose strength and determination see her through dark times until she is allowed to blossom” Marbles Magazine
★★★★ “Funeral Flowers is permeated with Dennis-Edwards’ warmth as a performer and a writer. She has a superb ear for the rhythms of speech” The Stage
Directed by Jessica Edwards
BOOK YOUR TICKETS
WEDNESDAY 4TH AUGUST
HOW TO SELECT YOUR TICKETS
Tickets start from £6, however we’re kindly asking you to consider paying more if you can. There are several options for you to choose from.
If there is more than one person watching on the same device, please also consider buying a “household” ticket. If you want tickets for people to watch on separate devices, you need to buy the appropriate number of single tickets.
A minimum of 25% of every ticket purchased for SHEDINBURGH 2021 will go into the SHED LOAD OF FUTURE FUND; a fund that will directly support the next generation of Fringe artists.
HOW TO WATCH
Once you’ve purchased a ticket, you’ll receive an email with a link that will grant you access to the stream during the viewing window. The performances are live streamed so please note that the videos won’t be available after the stream has ended.
This event can be viewed in a web browser, via Google Chromecast, on Apple or Android TVs and on Amazon Fire TV. Find out how to connect here.