tiata fahodzi and Wrested Veil in association with Leeds Playhouse, Soho Theatre and Tara Finney Productions present



by mel pennant


"What would you do to save your son? Everything? Anything? Lie?


On Michael Thomas’ birthday, his cake sits in his mother’s living room, its candles burning undisturbed. Jackie wants to clear her conscience, whilst Evelyn’s got a big speech to deliver on the 15th anniversary of Michael’s fatal stabbing. Are some things better left unsaid?

Sensitively written by Mel Pennant and shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award, seeds tells the story of two mothers united in sorrow, sharing the hardship of protecting their sons - one in life, and one in death.

Brought to you by the producers of the critically-acclaimed production of good dog by Olivier Award nominated Arinzé Kene, led by a female creative team, seeds explores the human story behind a tragedy through the eyes of those left behind.


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performance dates


21–29 feb
Leeds Playhouse
Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill,

Leeds, LS2 7UP

3–4 mar
Live Theatre     
Broad Chare, Quayside,

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DG     


6–7 mar
Derby Theatre     
15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter,

Derby, DE1 2NF     

9-10 mar

Warwick Arts Centre     
University of Warwick,

Coventry, CV4 7AL     


17–18 mar

Stephen Joseph Theatre     
Westborough, Scarborough,

North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW     

20–21 mar

Traverse Theatre      
10 Cambridge Street,

Edinburgh, EH1 2ED     


24 mar–11 apr

Soho Theatre     
21 Dean Street,

London, W1D 3NE     




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seeds is generously supported by Arts Council England, The Foyle Foundation and The Carne Trust




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