Performer: Sirine Saba in LBQ role of Suzannah

Sirine Saba stars in the world premiere of Samuel Adamson’s Wife. The production runs at the Kiln Theatre, 30 May – 6 July.

“I don’t believe that I’m nothing but a daughter and a wife and a mother. I’m a human being”

It’s 1959. Daisy is at a crossroads. Married to Robert but in love with Suzannah, her moral compass tells her to go one way, society the other. What she chooses to do next will have consequences for generations to come.

Samuel Adamson (The Light Princess National Theatre, All About My Mother Old Vic) uses Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to explore the institution of marriage from 1959 over the course of ninety years and its impact on those branded ‘Wife’. This celebration of the transformative power of theatre is directed by Kiln Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham.

 

Performance type: LBQ role in Samuel Adamson’s Wife

Quote: “She (Suzannah) is worldly enough to know how to slip through the nets of society and be untraumatised by the choices she’s made in her life. She’s extraordinary.” 

Sirine Saba plays the role of Suzannah in Samuel Adamson’s production of Wife.

This is interview touched me deeply because not only is Sirine a passionate and dedicated performer who is committed to portraying the challenges and life choices of LBQ women in 1959 but she also understands how vital it is to tell different stories. Stories that allow us to peek through the veil in order to be seen and understood.

As the world struggles to accept and integrate diversity it is in the arts and performances where we get to have the freedom to explore and tell the different narratives that shape our lives.

The show opens in Kiln Theatre on May 30.

If you loved ‘Doll House’; if you love LGBT stories; if you want to immerse yourself in a cross generational storytelling, come and see this performance.

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