The sisterhood of travelling lighter

rash Theatre Company opens their 15-show season of Sisterhood of the Travelling Lighter at The Blue Room Theatre on 16 May – 3 June 2023.

The work theatrically portrays the unique lens of womanhood and explores a rich tapestry of connection and love. Forged by Ana Ferreira Manhoso and Courtney McManus, two young female theatremakers, CRASH produces radical and future bound independent theatre that tells stories of risk, resiliency, resourcefulness. The story of Sisterhood of the Travelling Lighter, co-written by McManus and Hannah Quaden, leaves us no choice but to revere the relationships that raise us and to celebrate them as instrumental to the fabric of our being. There is nothing quiet or mundane about this piece, it is an epic of all proportions.

It is grand and sweeping and shows the messiness and vulnerability of four women with genuine love at the forefront of their friendship. It’s the moment at your first sleepover party with a Freddo ice[1]cream cake and Lizzie McGuire. It’s the memory of tackling the local shopping centre food court together with resumes so you can afford One Direction concert tickets. It’s the moment when you and your friends entered the school talent show as a joke, but now it’s showtime and you’re stealing looks at each other, holding back giggles on stage. The sound of the most secretive whisper to the loud bellows of peeling laughs – Sisterhood of the Travelling Lighter will wrap you in a warm hug of nostalgia and remind you of the first crushes, the friendship bracelets, and the love that you and your friends share after all this time.

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with Courtney Mcmanus.

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