Written by Sonya Hale
Directed by Róisín McBrinn
18 May 2021 – 31 July 2021

Blis-ta, a new audio drama by Sonya Hale, premieres online this spring.

Written by Sonya Hale
Directed by Róisín McBrinn

Available from 18 May, on on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud or wherever you get your podcasts.

Book for our our Blis-ta panel event on Wednesday 19 May.

Women's homelessness: the issues, the solutions and the art 


18 May 2021 – 31 July 2021

Kat and Cherry meet on the streets. Kat is wily, funny, and fierce; Cherry is a lost dreamer. Blis-ta is the story of their adventures to survive as homeless girls and the transformative power of friendship.

Written by the late Sonya Hale, who was a Clean Break Member, it is a visceral, bold and startling audio drama about hidden homelessness and the lengths women go to for survival.

A wild celebration of resilience, it will spin you through a mesh of joy, chaos and beauty.

Listen to the audio drama, with an introduction from Lucy Kirkwood on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud or wherever you get your podcasts.

Our thanks to Dominic Bilkey, Suzanne Diakun, Bertie Carvel, Holly Conneely, Jessica Dromgoole, Sarah Fortescue, Abigail Gonda, Sarah Kenny, Jeremy Mortimer, Lucy Morrison, Rufus Norris, the National Theatre and Elisha Sessions.

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Cast and Creatives

Sonya Hale – Writer

Róisín McBrinn – Director

Ambreen Razia – Cast

Ria Zmitrowicz – Cast

Gill Greer

Gillian Greer – Dramaturg

Mimi Findlay Clean Break

Mimi Findlay – Producer

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Helen Skiera – Composer and Sound Designer

Our People

Tracey Anderson
Support Manager
Eva Bush
Finance & HR Administrator
Imogen Davies
Individual Giving Manager
Maya Ellis
Executive Assistant
Mimi Findlay
Emma Kendall
Development Manager
Cath Longman-Jones
Head of Finance & Operations
Lorraine Maher
Participation Manager
Selina Mayer
Finance & Data Manager
Samantha McNeil
Volunteer Coordinator
Linda Morgans
Sally Muckley
Head of Development & Communications
Giovanna Pala
Interim Support Manager
Rachael Smith
Operations Manager
Jacqueline Stewart
Head of Participation
Claire Stone
Heritage Project Manager
Demi Wilson-Smith
Development & Members Assistant
Dezh Zhelyazkova
Assistant Producer

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