27 August, 7.30pm | 28-30 August, 2 & 7.30pm
Duration: 80 minutes
What to expect: Join In, On the Move
Tickets: £15 / £10 concession
Matthew Xia, who directed 846 Live at last year’s festival, returns to GDIF with a new play by Mojisola Adebayo, inspired by the life of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, whose cells were harvested and cultivated without her consent after her death from cervical cancer in 1951. The so-called HeLa cells have been vital to studying disease, decoding the human genome, and have even contributed to the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. Exploring timely themes around exploitation and ethics in healthcare, this is a powerful, site-responsive promenade piece.
Recommended age guidance 13+