House + Amongst The Reeds — Clean Break



House + Amongst The Reeds

Written by Somalia Seaton & Chino Odimba
Directed by Róisín McBrinn
4 August 2016 – 7 September 2016

Clean Break is delighted to return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 2016 with two explosive plays about the need to be seen.

Written by Somalia Seaton & Chino Odimba
Directed by Róisín McBrinn

Previews £7
Running time 90 minutes

Edinburgh Fringe
4 – 27 August 2016 (previews 4 and 5 August)
The Yard Theatre, London
1 – 17 September
BSL performance
6 September

Post show Q&A: 14 September

Clean Break performance poetry students will be giving a short response to the plays on 13 September

Designer: Rachael Canning
Lighting Design: Natasha Chivers
Sound Design: Becky Smith

Produced in association with
The Yard Theatre

House + Amongst The Reeds

4 August 2016 – 7 September 2016

HOUSE by Somalia Seaton

Pat returns to her childhood home after a five year absence, ready to forgive her mother. But first she needs acknowledgement of the neglect she suffered at the hands of a woman who believed she was only ever following the teachings of her close-knit Nigerian church - and the word of God. Somalia Seaton’s HOUSE is an explosive new play about family, culture clashes, memory and truth.


Oni and Gillian have made their home in a disused office block, finding dangerous ways to stay hidden without the authorities catching up with them. But now Gillian is heavily pregnant and visibility might be the only way to give her baby a chance. Chino Odimba’s AMONGST THE REEDS follows two friends struggling in the shadows.

Cast and Creatives

Jan Le

Jan Le


Shvorne Marks

Rebecca Omogbehin

Rebecca Omogbehin

Michelle Greenidge

Natasha Chivers
Lighting Designer

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Becky Smith
Sound Designer

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Rachael Canning

Michal Keyamo
Assistant Director

'Róisín McBrinn’s direction brings out the resonances between the two plays, which both feature strong performances by a talented cast. Seaton and Odimba’s plays deftly combine the domestic with the political: Clean Break’s double bill demands to be watched.'

Hannah Greenstreet - ThreeWeeks

'The performances from these three, that simply ooze with life and power, can’t be praised enough.'

Irene Brown - Edinburgh Guide


Broadway Baby


Financial Times


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