Greenwich + Docklands International Festival – Family Tree

Audio described in-house.

Matthew Xia, who directed 846 Live, returns to Greenwich+Docklands International Festival with a new play by Mojisola Adebayo, inspired by the life of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, whose cells were harvested and cultivated without her consent after her death from cervical cancer in 1951. The so-called HeLa cells have been vital to studying disease, decoding the human genome, and have even contributed to the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. Exploring timely themes around exploitation and ethics in healthcare, this is a powerful, site-responsive promenade piece.

Recommended age guidance 13+

Event image: Greyscale and blue image of a woman looking into the distance. Her hair and body are transforming into leaves and cellular structures

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Charlton House Greenwich

Charlton HouseCharlton RoadLondonSE7 8RE
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