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Abandoned outside an orphanage in China, she had a life-threatening heart condition and was afraid of strangers. Cheetah Sisters tells the story of how Rui was adopted into a White British family and explores her journey towards adulthood. Using song, dance and video, this funny, engaging and heart-warming tale takes us through the conflict of national and personal identity involved in inter-racial adoption, alongside the natural ups and downs of sisterhood.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Writer and theatre maker Susie Sillett is based in the West Midlands. Her past projects include: I'm Not Like Other Girls, performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2014), the inaugural Shoot Festival, and at the University of Warwick. Accidental Brummie, HOME Theatre and Bedlam Festival, which she wrote and performed as a member of the Birmingham REP’s 2015 Foundry writers programme. I Took My Mother for a Walk, a play developed as part of the Royal Court's Live Lunch programme, in collaboration with the Rep. Cov, a short play commissioned by The Old Red Lion; and Starting Out, a collaborative monologue piece with Women and Theatre. She is currently working on a community residency with the Rep and Nansen Primary School as part of Furnace. She is keen to write and make theatre that isn’t 'up its own bum'.

CHEETAH SISTERS

Nick recounts the impact Ska and The Specials had on a city which has gone from ‘Ghost Town’ to City of Culture host town. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Performance poet/failed musician Nick Knibb is based in Coventry and specialises in poetry on music and pop culture. Nick draws on memories of the 70s and 80s, record collections, teenage angst and performing in short-lived self-imploding pop groups. He has performed all over England but mainly in the Midlands and London supporting Punk and Ska bands and enjoys battling over the sound of a lively audience. Since 2017 he has had the great honour of representing the Coventry Music Museum as their Poet in Residence.

NEVER MIND THE HORLICKS - TALES OF PUNK ROCK & 2-TONE

Charting the impact of urban regeneration of their city, neighbourhood and lives.  During the post-show sharing, the audience will be invited to explore digital maps of the city and to exchange and share their experiences of how the regeneration of Coventry is affecting them personally and what it means for their lives. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sebastian H-W (MX:UK) is a live artist based between London and the West Midlands whose work explores identity, memory, technology, participation and the body, through cutting-edge approaches to creating live performances, audience experiences, action-based interventions and immersive installations.

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