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Purple Moon presents: The Wedding Speech

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the wedding speech, poplar union, purple moon drama, theatre, East London, new theatre

Purple Moon Drama is coming to Poplar Union with the ‘wildly relatable’ debut play by Cheryl May Coward-Walker. This new comedy about co-dependency exploring a toxic bond between a glamourous and critical mother and her long-suffering daughter.

What to expect 

Rosemary is about to do a speech at her mother’s wedding. She’s not quite sure how to hit the right note as the relationship between Rosemary and her mother has been… less- than- rosy. As she revs up for her big moment on her mother’s Big Day, we realise maybe the apple hasn’t fallen very far from the tree. The play looks at the origins of poor self-esteem and the insidious effects of emotional abuse.

The Wedding Speech will embark on a London tour in 2023. Starring Princess Donnough (Robin Hood & Talia Versus) and Directed by Simone Watson-Brown (British History Retold & Work That Pussy).


Wednesday 25 January | 7.30pm

This performance will be BSL interpreted

Thursday 26 January | 2.30pm

This is a relaxed matinee performance welcoming babes in arms and SEN audiences (ages 12+)

Each performance is 70 mins with no interval


Written by: Cheryl May Coward-Walker @CherylNdione
Directed by: Simone Watson-Brown @Sim1watson
Performed by: Princess Donnough @PrincessActs
Produced by: Holly McComish @Holly__McComish
Publicity Design: The Other Richard & Hall Creative
Set Design: Paula Chitty @Irrationalandme
Sound Design: Wil Pritchard @WPritchardMusic
Stage Managers: Lauren Wedgeworth & Meghan Bartual-Smyth

The Wedding Speech is supported by Arts Council England

About Purple Moon Drama

Purple Moon Drama are a youth arts organisation who work to provide access into the creative industry. We help creative young people from traditionally marginalised backgrounds to develop their craft, connections and confidence.

Website | @PurpleMoonDrama