Freedom Studios present:

Adelle Stripe’s

Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile

Adapted by Lisa Holdsworth

Directed by Kash Arshad

We’re in The Beacon, Buttershaw, Christmas 1990. That’s in Bradford, in case you don’t know. And Andrea Dunbar is here, she’s the one that wrote Rita, Sue, and Bob Too, a Bradford lass, and a mum, sister, best friend too. Everyone, every man, has always told her story. This evening she’s telling it herself. So get yerself a drink, settle down and listen up.

Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile is a play that is adapted from Adelle Stripe’s ‘outstanding debut novel’ of Andrea Dunbar’s life by Lisa Holdsworth. It’s touring across the north in June at theatres, working men’s clubs, mills, village halls and community centres. Come along, we’d love to see you there.



Faber are celebrating the life and work of Gordon Burn (1948 – 2009), one of the late twentieth century’s most extraordinary writers, at The Lexington on June 25th. Andrew Weatherall will perform Burn’s debut Alma Cogan, the book Hilary Mantel infamously wished she had written, alongside readings from Deborah Levy, Adelle Stripe, David Keenan, Peter Pomerantsev and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Music by Justin Robertson.

Funds will be donated to the Gordon Burn Trust.

Tue, 25 June 2019, 19:00 – 21:30

The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB