BIT OF SUNSHINE
11TH & 12TH JUNE 2018
We Are Kilter present BIT OF SUNSHINE
by Nicole Zweiback
“My disease, it’s like a drug. You feel it deep down, and once you’re hooked it never leaves you. But I want everything I touch... to turn to gold.”
Kira was the perfect teenager. Kira wanted to go to Oxford. But her eating disorder shattered everything in her path. In this brand new production of Nicole Zweiback’s poignant, raw and honest play, a young woman tries to comprehend and overcome anorexia nervosa and bulimia, and the lifelong struggle of addiction. A harrowing story about coming of age in a messy world obsessed with perfection.
The 2016 winner of Best Play at the Stockwell Playhouse One Act Festival, Bit of Sunshine shines a light on a desperate search for hope, even in the darkest of places.
Please note: this play concerns the topic of eating disorders, and contains graphic descriptions of eating disorder behaviours, which may be distressing to some viewers. Recommended for ages 15 and up.
“Moments of sheer brilliance.” ★★★★ Ed Fringe Review
“Explosive & truly harrowing...a brave piece of theatre.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“A full-bodied, intense and penetrating performance.” ★★★★ London Theatre 1
★★★★ Young Perspective ★★★★ West End Wilma
Written by Nicole Zweiback
Directed by Ed Theakston and Katie Coull
We are KILTER are a multi-award winning emerging collaborative theatre company. They’ve made work for venues including the King’s Head, Theatre503, STYX and the Courtyard, supported by the Lyric Hammersmith and the New Diorama. They make confronting theatre that responds to and seeks to change the world around us. Their work is irreverent, emotionally charged, risky, formally inventive, often comic and sometimes angry. Winners of the East 15 Emerging Companies Award 2017, and the Best Play Award at the Stockwell Playhouse One Act Festival 2016.