Bag Dancing (1989)

Mile End Road
1 Feb - 1 Apr 1989
Age range: 11-12
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  • by Mike Kenny

The people who have the chance to speak aren’t always the people who have things to say. And the people who have things to say don’t always have the chance to speak. Imelda is a baglady. She has learned not to believe the first thing she sees. And not to accept the first thing she hears. She shows with great humour that like her many layers of coats, stories have many layers of meaning. Nevilla just shuts up. He shuts up doors. He shuts up buildings. He tries to shut up Imelda.

Bag Dancing was a performance piece for young people that explored themes such as persecution, refugees, lying, labels madness and the meaning of stories.

You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.

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