Synopses & Reviews
Rebecca Peyton, the younger sister of a BBC journalist murdered in Somalia, offers up a funny, heartfelt play about death and other taboos. In this political and personal, one-woman account of life after Kate, Peyton crafts a moving and often comic tapestry of private moments out of a public tragedy.
an artful expression of grief at its most painful” 4 stars The Telegraph
Painfully honest, brutally humorous and certainly hopeful
. a unique and entertaining piece of theatre” Fourth Wall Magazine
A visceral true story of the grief, confusion and beauty
. Compelling” Independent
A piece that once delivered will linger in the audiences mind
subtle and unobtrusive
[an] emotional ride” A Younger Theatre
An event that is at once universally resonant and undeniably personal
touching, brave and surprisingly funny
an extraordinary yet delightfully ordinary story of loss and struggle, but ultimately love.” British Theatre Guide
The younger sister of a journalist murdered in Somalia offers up a funny, heartfelt play about death and other taboos.
About the Author
Rebecca Peyton is a stage and screen actor whose credits for TV include EastEnders
. Rebecca will be appearing in a True Stories: Elizabeth Fry
, as the nineteenth-century prison reformer, for the BBC's Learning Zone
and in her first feature, Where I Belong
, in 2012. She works with Actors for Human Rights and is part of Teatro Vivo. Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister
is Rebecca's writing debut.
Martin M. Bartelt has worked as a dancer, actor, director and producer all over the world. He recently won the TeatarFest Award in Sarajevo for Courage, l'Amour e(s)t la Vie and has also taught extensively throughout Europe. He is Artistic Director of Obviam Est, founder of Artists For The World, and founder-director of the Il Gatto Danza Festival in Switzerland.