A drawing of a woman leaning forward into a computer screen with a monster face coming out on the other side of the screen

PETAL

PRESENTED BY SUSAN MOMOKO HINGLEY + HONEY-TONGUED THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the worst troll of them all?

-It’s blowing up. Thousands of people are watching it. All over the world.

-If you treated her with a shred of decency, she’d still be alive today.

Petal, a young contestant on the popular reality TV show Love Loft, dreams of baking her way to success. But as swiftly as fame propels her into the limelight, trolls crawl out from the darkness to torment her.

When Petal’s plight is plastered all over the news, her sister Mina vows to find justice. Most of the trolls have disappeared. Except one. As the suspect is dragged into the open, is Mina herself becoming the bully she so despises?

A ferocious return by the company behind the critically acclaimed Baaba’s Footsteps (VAULT 2020), Petal explores the dark world of online hate and asks, isn’t it about time that trolls paid their toll?

Written by Susan Momoko Hingley and directed by Ragga Dahl Johansen, Petal fuses physicality, music and language. The story was developed as part of New Earth Theatre‘s Professional Writers Programme and Tangled Feet’s Devolution Evolution project.

Proudly supported by Arts Council England.

25-29 MAY
7:30PM (WED-SAT)
2:30PM (SAT)
4PM (SUN)
£13 standard
£11 concession
#PETALthePlay
#VAULTFESTIVAL2022

PETAL

PRESENTED BY SUSAN MOMOKO HINGLEY + HONEY-TONGUED THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the worst troll of them all?

-It’s blowing up. Thousands of people are watching it. All over the world.

-If you treated her with a shred of decency, she’d still be alive today.

Petal, a young contestant on the popular reality TV show Love Loft, dreams of baking her way to success. But as swiftly as fame propels her into the limelight, trolls crawl out from the darkness to torment her.

When Petal’s plight is plastered all over the news, her sister Mina vows to find justice. Most of the trolls have disappeared. Except one. As the suspect is dragged into the open, is Mina herself becoming the bully she so despises?

A ferocious return by the company behind the critically acclaimed Baaba’s Footsteps (VAULT 2020), Petal explores the dark world of online hate and asks, isn’t it about time that trolls paid their toll?

Written by Susan Momoko Hingley and directed by Ragga Dahl Johansen, Petal fuses physicality, music and language. The story was developed as part of New Earth Theatre‘s Professional Writers Programme and Tangled Feet’s Devolution Evolution project.

Proudly supported by Arts Council England.

25-29 MAY
7:30PM (WED-SAT)
2:30PM (SAT)
4PM (SUN)
£13 standard
£11 concession
#PETALthePlay
#VAULTFESTIVAL2022

Cast

Susan Momoko Hingley

Mina, Tube passenger, Shadow

Jonathan Oldfield

Alex, Shadow

Maryhee Yoon

Petal, Cassie, Shadow

Geraint Rhys

TV Director, Josh, The Lawyer, Tony, Shadow

Production Team

Writer 

Susan Momoko Hingley

Director 

Ragga Dahl Johansen

Co-Producer

Filip Krenus

Set & Costume Designer

Helen Coyston

Sound Designer

Guy Connelly

Lighting Designer

Ben Garcia

Stage Manager

Sam Campbell

Movement Director

Sachi Kimura

Voice & Dialect Coach

Fiona Kennedy

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Content Warnings

Contains possible triggering topics of cyberbullying, self-harm, suicide and depression.

Find out more here.

Age Recommendation

12+

Duration

1h

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