International Women’s Day. Done very differently.
Join us at Jacksons Lane Theatre for the London premiere of acclaimed play, Adaptation: Enough Already, fresh from the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe. The 70 minute performance, with immersive projection and live music, will be followed by a Q & A with Dr Gabor Maté, New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, including The Myth of Normal and the writer, Dr Samantha Graham, formerly an organisational L & D consultant. Hosted by the amazing Mary Daniels, Medicinal Storyteller, Speaker, Author and Coach.
ADAPTATION: ENOUGH ALREADY
"This was one of the most amazing plays I’ve ever experienced. So sophisticated, so creative, so real, so deep, so bold. Poignant and engaging."
Tilda is a busy working Mum, caught in the unsatisfying squeeze between huge responsibilities at the office, the invisible mental and emotional load at home, and a yearning to remember who she is and what she used to love. Add menopause, unspoken social norms that she’s unwittingly internalized, teenage kids, an aging mother – and there you have it: enough already! We see the protagonist wrestling with her desire to break free of these constraints, in the quest for a more meaningful life - and perhaps even a saner world.
Inspired by the work of Dr Gabor Maté (New York Times best-selling author), Nkem Ndefo & others, Adaptation gives the audience an interactive and experiential understanding of gender constructs that keep both women and men limited to certain roles and scripts in both their work and home lives. It explores the interplay between these two spheres and asks why women, and particularly women of colour, are disproportionately affected by auto-immune disease at epidemic levels. Dr Maté's ground-breaking books and talks have transformed the way we think about childhood trauma, the attachment-authenticity dilemma, and the relationship between emotional suppression and long term physical and mental health. Nkem Ndefo has helped us to rethink the mental models that underpin our socio-cultural norms and the somatic experience of living at the intersections of sexism and racism.
Beyond International Women’s Day, the play is available as part of shaking up your DEI strategy, providing an original off-site experience that is guaranteed to reignite the meaningful, insightful conversations we need to be having if we’re going to break the mould of the status quo. The 70 minute play can be delivered as a matinée between 2-5pm or in the evening, and can be followed by a Q & A involving the writer/actor and appropriate senior executives responsible for Gender Equity / DEI in your company.
ABOUT THE PLAY
“Bravo! This is brilliantly put together. Thank you."
“You’ve turned a complex, revolutionary area into an experience - which is where it needs to be."
“Highly engaging and so skilfully crafted. I loved it."
"You’ve nailed it! Thank you!"
“Fun, original and educational! Fantastic."
“If my parents had seen your play, I don’t think they’d be divorced now.”
Audience reviews, December 2023