Harts Theatre Company and The Bunker present


written by Matilda Ibini

directed by Debbie Hannan

“Matilda Ibini’s Little Miss Burden is a gem of a play.”
The Stage

"Little Miss Burden feels less like a typical night at the theatre and more like a gathering of a community. It is hilarious, refreshing, and moving."
Within Her Words

“This is a fine example of the importance of theatre and the power it has to provide voices to those who need to be heard.”
Broadway World

“Packed with warmth and humour, and even holds our hands as it brings us to tears.”
View From the Outside

They are the coolest, fiercest, most super talentedest girl band ever assembled:

Big Sis and Little Sis are waiting for the third member of their trio to arrive. Little Miss is on her way. It just takes her a little bit longer.

At thirteen, Little Miss is given a gift which cannot be returned. It’s a part of her. She has to share her body and life with it. And she needs to find a way for the two of them to get along as they can’t both be Player One.

Matilda Ibini’s coming-of-age tale smashes together 90s nostalgia, Nigerian family, East London and Sailor Moon to tell the sometimes tricky, often funny truth about growing up with a physical impairment.

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Little Miss  Saida Ahmed
Little Sis  Ani Nelson
Big Sis  Michelle Tiwo

written by Matilda Ibini
directed by Debbie Hannan

Assistant Director  Phao May
Movement Director  Phao May
Designer  Helen Hebert
Lighting Design  Pete Rickards & Hannah Fisher
Sound Designer  Benjamin Grant 
Production Manager  Pete Rickards
Production Assistants  Jida Akil, Leila Bradbeer, Charlotte Eyres,
Maya Ross Russell & Aggie Jurochnik

Stage Manager  Ella Dixon 
Dramaturg  Jules Howarth
Set Builder  Dylan Atkins

Matilda Ibini is a playwright and screenwriter from London. (My White Best Friend And Other Letters Left Unsaid, Bunker Theatre. Choice and Control, Old Vic Theatre. Muscovado, Theatre503 and UK tour). She has a commission with Bush Theatre and has screen projects in development with BBC Films and Wall to Wall Productions.

Debbie Hannan directs new writing and makes new work. She is Associate Director at The Bunker, was Trainee Director at the Royal Court Theatre and trained in directing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Theatre credits include: Pah-La, Who Cares (Royal Court), Cuckoo, The Session (Soho Theatre), Things of Dry Hours (Young Vic), Girl Meets Boy (developed with The Yard and National Theatre of Scotland), Latir (Compania Nacional de Mexico), The Angry Brigade, The Wonderful World of Dissocia (RCS), Pandora (Etch, Pleasance), What We Know, Conspiracy, Killer Joe (Royal Welsh College), Lot and His God, Notes from the Underground (Citizens Theatre), liberty, equality, fraternity (Tron/Traverse), PANORAMA (Arches), Nights at the Circus (Paradok).

Credits as assistant include: The Maids, Sleeping Beauty (Citizens); Enquirer, A Doll’s House (National Theatre of Scotland), The Nether, Teh Internet is Serious Business (Royal Court). As associate, credits include Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (West End), Constellations (West End).

Upcoming shows are The Ugly One (Tron Theatre), My Mum’s A Twat (Summerhall) and The Panopticon (National Theatre of Scotland).

Ann Akin is an Artistic Associate at The Bunker and is founder and Artistic Director of Harts Theatre Company. Through the company she produces two annual festivals, Young Harts Writing Festival in collaboration with the Bush Theatre, nurturing emerging theatre and screenwriters, and Sound of Mind, an audio and visual arts mental wellbeing festival. Prior to this she was Artistic Director of award winning Vintage Star Productions from 2010-2013 and ran the Young Harts drama school from 2013-2018.
As a producer and creator, Ann is busy developing original drama projects for TV.  
As an actress she has appeared in The Strike Series (BBC 1/HBO), Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Channel 4/Sony), The Unforgotten (ITV), The Javone Prince Show (BBC2) and Humans (Channel 4) and will be seen in Trigonometry (BBC2).

Harts Theatre Company aims to produce entertaining and inspiring artistic work with outstanding artists in London. 

From its inception we have also produced high quality opportunities with young and emerging talent that pushes the boundaries to shine a spotlight on unearthed talent in different areas of London.

We produce two annual festival; Young Harts Writing Festival in collaboration with Bush Theatre, which has a strong vision to break down boundaries by merging the worlds of young creatives with the professional industry, and Sound Of Mind, an audio and visual arts mental wellbeing festival. We are committed to developing the arts community; developing young performers and artists in their chosen fields through professional training and support.
There is a Visual Guide / Access Pack for this performance, which can be downloaded HERE. For more details on accessibility at The Bunker, please click here. Do contact us at [email protected] if you require any more information, or to let us know of any support we can provide during your visit.