“It’s not like your mother was a poster girl for the Temperance Society, is it?"
Full of humanity and wit, Cakehole, by Lucy Kirkwood, is an epic story on a personal scale which explores the loves, lives and demons of three generations of women.
It’s post-war East London and Charlie and Rose are the perfect couple. Charlie’s a hard worker – he likes a drink with the lads but he’s at his happiest when Rose is in his arms. Pretty soon chins start wagging and the community discovers the truth… that Charlie’s not the perfect man. In fact, Charlie’s not a man at all.
Years later, when Rose’s daughter Chris finds a box of her mother’s things, she finally starts to piece together the story which left her mum heartbroken and lost. As she delves further she discovers a side to her mum she could never have imagined possible.
Directed by Imogen Ashby and performed by students on Clean Break’s 2007/8 Access to Higher Education course.