The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye

OPIA Collective and The Bunker present

The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye

in association with Maya Centre

written by Masha Kevinovna
directed by Masha Kevinovna

Two women. 
Three voices. 
One story. 


Phil is keeping a secret that she might never overcome. Helen is an artist with opportunities but must battle everyone’s expectations. A swan sings…

Desperate to stand out amongst a sea of artists, pressured to exploit her own narrative, Helen compromises a close friendship when she finds inspiration in Phil’s story. But is it possible to tell someone’s story without silencing them along the way?  

The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye is a cross-arts show created by an explosive collaboration of female and LGBTQIA+ artists, fusing spoken word, original live music and exceptional performances to tell the story of a friendship complicated by the revelation of trauma. 
 
‘Bold, inventive, refreshing and makes a statement.’
Linda Bloomsfield, The Albany
‘Innovative and challenging work… Masha is already realising her ambition to create work that addresses difficult important issues and pushes boundaries.’
Sabrina Mahfouz 
‘OPIA Collective have created one of the most cohesive pieces of theatre I’ve seen.’
Play 4 POC
CAST 
Helen / Chorus: Modupe Salu 
Philomena / Chorus: Anna Mackay 
Swan / Art Director / Chorus: Naomi Gardener 
Musician / Chorus: Ben Ramsden 

CREATIVE TEAM 
Writer / Director: Masha Kevinovna
Producer: Nikita Karia 
Composer: Ben Ramsden
Designer: Cara Evans 
Assistant Director / Art Direction: Josie Kyan 
Photographer: Idris Rhys 
 
Supported by 
National Youth Theatre, Theatre Peckham, Jacksons Lane and Arts Council of England. 
 
Thank you to each person who’ve contributed their talent, knowledge and resources to the creation and development of this show. 
Ceara Dorman, Joy Effiong, Alice Woodhouse, Helena Morais, Oakley Flanagan, Ann Akin, Tiwalade Olulode, Elizabeth Hollingshead, Roberta Livingstone, Madeline Charlemagne, Annie Mwampulo, Olivia Dowd, Lucia Young, Samuelle Durojaiye, Yvonne Shelling, Drew Gregg, Michael Crean, Natasha Simone, Sam O’Byrne, Alisha Artry and Omari Daniel. 
OPIA Collective 
OPIA Collective is an art collective of female/ LGBTQIA+ artists whose strengths lie in various art forms such as film-makers, writers, musicians, poets and dancers led by Artistic Director, Masha Kevinvona and Executive Director, Nikita Karia. We have a unique and shared goal to create multidisciplinary work that brings an authentic representation of the female and LGBTQIA+ experience. Our work has been performed, commissioned and developed at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Lyric Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, The Albany, Theatre Peckham and Omnibus Theatre.  
www.opiacollective.co.uk