Date(s) - 15/09/2019
07:30 - 21:15
The play, written and directed by actor Christopher Saul is about a real woman, a hospital cleaner, who was born in the Boer war and who lived in North London. In
1969, when she was still alive, her grandson Chris recorded her hilarious and moving tales of her long, extraordinary yet ordinary life. He turned it into a book and now,
years later into a stage play which comes to The Tower Theatre on Sunday 15th September at 7.30. Tickets £12 /£10 concessions.
Flo is played by actress Ursula Mohan who started acting at 15 and during her long career has played everything from a female LEAR to Edna the clippie in ON THE BUSES. There is lots of background information, film clips and recordings on the Flo website: www.flonowandthen.co.uk
The play began a small tour in 2017 at The Bear Pit in Stratford upon Avon. (it was so successful that they booked it to return again later that year.) Since then it has played in a number of venues from The Omnibus in Clapham to Theatre Le Colombier in SW France. Everywhere the response has been tremendous with standing ovations and great reviews:
Funny, poignant, often both at once, Flo is both an engaging personal story and the
best kind of history lesson – HARRIET GILBERT BBC RADIO 4 “A GOOD READ
Feisty, funny and frank this working class London girl has endured poverty, injustice, a troubled upbringing, love and loss. Her reminiscences intermingle with world
events and vividly transport the audience back to those moments in time. Human and relatable. Magic! – GILL SUTHERLAND STRATFORD HERALD
An astonishingly empathetic and captivating performance from Ursula Mohan and a delicate and subtle production – B.WOOLGAR THE REVIEW’
A truly wonderful and classy piece of theatre. I was very moved by the piece.
– CLAIRE EVANS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR VERA FLETCHER HALL