4th Nov 2023 , 8:00pm - Stanley Arts

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Hannah Maxwell - wearing a red jacket with black top holding a bunch of roses.

Hannah Maxwell / Nan, Me and Barbara Pravi

An epic tale of care, crisis and the Eurovision Song Contest.

In 2021, Hannah Maxwell moved back to the Home Counties to care for her terminally ill grandfather. 

Hannah Maxwell on stage in a red suit with black top holding a mop with a telephone table and chair in the background.
Hannah Maxwell

But this show isn’t about that. It’s about France’s Eurovision star Barbara Pravi, who’s just lovely.

In between cooking, cleaning and Countdown, Maxwell escapes into an intensifying fantasy of ballroom dances, heartfelt ballads, Parisian cafés, fluent French and definitely-not-creepy plots to engineer a meetcute with a random foreign celebrity. It’s La La Land meets Mission Impossible meets Hannah’s nan.

Winner of the Summerhall Lustrum Award

Nominated for the BBC Popcorn New Writing Award

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A masterclass in storytelling”

Time Out

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  “An outstanding production, beautiful, funny and sad.”

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