Hidden truths. Fading memories. Bomb-proof love.
Es and Flo fell fiercely in love in the 80s. They’ve been secretly living as lovers ever since. As Es becomes more forgetful around their home, an unexpected carer arrives.
Who sent this woman? Why? Can they trust her?
As the outside world comes crashing in, Flo fights to protect the life they’ve built together over forty years behind closed doors. And faces the hardest battle of her life – to hold on to the woman she loves.
life and love in all its joy and complexity
Coloured with memories of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp – where Es and Flo first met as activists – this sharply observed new play by Jennifer Lunn celebrates the love of an older lesbian relationship, women coming together to fight for what’s right, and the healing power of chosen family.
Find out more about Common People – our accompanying exhibition of photographs by Wendy Carrig, taken at Greenham Common in 1985.
Deeply affecting portrayal of an infinite love
Flo | Doreene Blackstock
Es | Liz Crowther
Catherine | Michelle McTernan
Beata | Adrianna Pavlovska
Kasia | Reesie Dupe, Mirella Siciliano
Playwright – Jennifer Lunn
Director – Susie McKenna
Set & Costume Designer – Libby Watson
Lighting Designer – Simisola Majekodunmi
Sound Designer & Composer – Tic Ashfield
Casting Director – Nadine Rennie CDG
Associate Director – Alice Eklund
Movement Director – Dollie Henry MBE
Intimacy Co-ordinator – Ingrid Mackinnon
Producer – Pádraig Cusack
Production Manager – Sarah Hemsley-Cole, SC Productions Ltd
Company Stage Manager – Antonia Collins
Company Stage Manager – Ryan Lewis-Evans
Deputy Stage Manager – Amy Hales
Assistant Stage Manager – Zoe Wale
Projection Designer – Phil Bearman
Costume Supervisor – Amy Barrett
Lighting Programmer – Grace Priest
Sound Engineer – Josh Bowles
Production Staff for Wales Millennium Centre – Ed Wilson, Eugene Capper
Wardrobe Maintenance – Deryn Tudor
Design Assistant – Raphaella Philcox
Chaperone – Isabel Vander
Jean Adebambo, Lizz Wright, Jemma Freestone, Gareth Humphreys
With thanks to:
Durham Scenic Workshops Ltd
Stage Lighting and Sound Services
Andy Collins, Jamie Holden, Grace Chamier
We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our Es & Flo Company Stage Manager, Antonia Collins. It is with great fondness and love that we dedicate each performance of Es & Flo to her lasting memory.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes including an interval
Age guidance: 12+
Warnings: Strong language; flashing lights; adult themes including dementia and marital abuse
Audio Description + Touch Tours
Sat 6 May, 2.30pm
Wed 10 May 7.30pm
Touch Tour available 1 hour prior to performance. Just add to Basket at the final stage of booking.
Thu 11 May 7.30pm
Sat 13 May 2.30pm
Relaxed + Dementia-Friendly
Sat 13 May 2.30pm
Groups of 10+ £3 off. Organise a group visit.
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Disabled, Students + Unwaged
Hynt Scheme available for this production. Find out more.
All offers subject to allocations and availability. Offers are not available on preview performances 28 April – 1 May.