More Than We Can Bear — Clean Break



More Than We Can Bear

Written by Eno Mfon
Directed by Eva Sampson
11 March 2022 – 12 March 2022

A Clean Break and Almeida Theatre Production

Written by Eno Mfon
Directed by Eva Sampson

The Almeida Theatre, London

Friday 11 March - Saturday 12 March 2022


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Some of the themes in More Than We Can Bear might be challenging to engage with, especially if you are personally affected. For this reason, we have created a self-care guide which will help you look after yourself before, during or after seeing the play.

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More Than We Can Bear

11 March 2022 – 12 March 2022

“5pm. It's time for Sandra to stop working, close her laptop, switch off her phone and her worry, but it’s not that easy. When Sandra starts to work from home, the voices of the women she's supporting creep in too... in her bedroom, in the walls and even her dreams.”

More Than We Can Bear was written by Eno Mfon following research interviews with key workers at several women’s centres during the pandemic. The cast includes a community chorus of Clean Break Members including Anita Brown, Jacqueline Conibeer, Sorcha Fhionntain, Yvonne Jeffrey, Sally Millar, Eden Rose and Oriana White.

The play is part of The Keyworkers Cycle, a series of nine short plays celebrating the humour, the hope and the stories of those who keep our daily lives running. The cycle features nine short plays divided into three parts, telling the stories of teachers, delivery drivers, midwives and more.

More Than We Can Bear is in part 3 of the cycle and also includes the opportunity to see Next Please!: The Supermarket Workers’ Play and Stand Clear: The TFL Workers’ Play.

All performances of More Than We Can Bear will be BSL interpreted, performances on 12 March will also be captioned and audio described.

The Keyworkers Cycle ran from 9 - 12 March 2022 and is presented in partnership with The Almeida Theatre, All Change, Clean Break and Graeae.

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