Written by Yasmin Wilde
More Bassey than Bhangra...
Sonia’s life has always been a bit of a double act, brought up as one half of a Shirley Bassey tribute act. Alongside her overbearing mother Gloria, she left a trail of sequins across the working men’s clubs of East Anglia.
Now she’s divorced, battling through the middle-age jungle, wrangling unimpressed teenagers and navigating rocky friendships.
But the arrival of her half-brother Naim brings a refreshed sense of belonging and cultural identity, and she begins to piece together the mosaic of her life. Can Sonia shake off the past, even with her ever-present mother keeping ‘the show’ on the road from beyond the grave?
Glitterball is a play with live music, wry humour and a whole lotta sparkle.