Booking to 23 April 2023
Family Tree is a lyrical drama about race, health, the environment, and the incredible legacy of one of the most influential Black women of modern times.
This award-winning play is a fearlessly honest, hilarious, and transformative night at the theatre.
Henrietta Lacks is one of most remarkable people in medical history. Her cells form the basis of the most important medical research and breakthroughs happening today, from cancer to HIV to COVID.
But Henrietta never knew any of this. Her cells were taken without her or her family’s knowledge or permission.
Denied her place in history, this play reveals Henrietta’s incredible legacy.
This brand-new nationwide touring production is presented by playwright Mojisola Adebayo (Alfred Fagon Award winner for Family Tree) and director Matthew Xia (The Wiz, Shebeen).
Family Tree runs at Brixton House in London from 12 April to 23 April 2023.
Who is in the cast of Family Tree?
Henrietta Lacks – Aminita Francis
Ain/Anarcha/Oshun – Mofetoluwa Akande
Bibi/Bestey – Keziah Joseph
Lyn/Lucy – Aimée Powell
Smoking Man – Alistair Hall
Who are the creative team of Family Tree?
Playwright – Mojisola Adebayo
Director – Matthew Xia
Set & Costume Design – Simon Kenny
Lighting Design – Simisola Majekodunmi
Composer & Sound Designer – Francesca Amewudah-Rivers
Movement Director – Diane Alison-Mitchell
Associate Director – Amelia Thornber
Costume Supervisor – Maybelle Laye
Production Drama Therapist – Wabriya King
Casting Advisor – Matilda James CDG
Production Manager – Matt Ledbury
Company Stage Manager – Cassie Adey
Deputy Stage Manager – Eliott Sheppard
Lighting Associate – Tom Lightbody
Sound Associate – Clive Meldrum
Produced by Actors Touring Company and Belgrade Theatre Coventry in association with Brixton House
Reviews of Family Tree
Reviews from the tour of this production★★★★★ “Beautifully poetic … Adebayo’s deft writing and the layered, nuanced performances allowed us to take solace in community and to look forward to a better future.” ToDoList
★★★★★ “Outspoken and magical … informs us with its history and move us with its personal stories.” British Theatre Guide
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationBrixton House, 385 Coldharbour, London, SW9 8GL
Nearest Tube or Train: Brixton
Nearest Buses: 35, 355, P5