Kiln Theatre presents

A Wales Millennium Centre production

Es & Flo

by Jennifer Lunn

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I know it’s difficult. You’ve obviously been a good friend to her but it’s time to let us take over now. 

Es and Flo fell fiercely in love in the 80s. They’ve been secretly living as lovers ever since. But as Es becomes more forgetful, an unexpected carer arrives. When the outside world comes crashing in, Flo must battle to hold onto the woman she loves and protect the life they’ve built together.  

Coloured with memories of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp – where Es and Flo first met as activists –Jennifer Lunn’s award-winning new play, directed by Susie McKenna, celebrates the love of an older lesbian relationship, women coming together to fight for what’s right and the healing power of chosen family. 

Important Information

Age Guidance: 14+
Post show Q & A: Fri 9 June, 7.30pm

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Access Performances

Touch Tour: Thu 15 June, 6pm
Audio Described: Thu 15 June, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Wed 21 June, 2.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 22 June, 7.30pm

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1 hour 45 minutes including an interval.

Powerful love story

- The Stage

joy and affection seep through at every turn

- The Guardian

a rallying cry for the essential right of women to marry one another

- WhatsOnStage

a rich and rare tale of two women sharing their lives – in love, loss and contentment.

- Time Out

A complex, glorious celebration of senior queer women

- Broadway World

the chemistry between them literally radiates from the stage.

- Theatre Weekly

profoundly moving, but joyous in equal measure

- London Theatre Reviews


Doreene Blackstock


Theatre credits: FOXES (Seven Dials Playhouse/Theatre503/Theatre Peckham); The Key Workers Cycle (Almeida Theatre); #846LIVE (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Unknown Rivers (Hampstead Theatre); Equus (Trafalgar Studios); Noughts and Crosses (Pilot Theatre Tour); Bullet Hole, Distance (Park Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (The Globe); Roundelay (Southwark Playhouse); Cymbeline, Hamlet, Noughts & Crosses (RSC); Antigone, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Pilot Theatre Company); Holloway Jones (Synergy Theatre Project); The Container (Young Vic Theatre); Any Which Way (Only Connect Theatre); One Under, The Gift (Tricycle Theatre); 25/7 (Talking Birds Theatre Company); Document Given to Me By a Young Lady from Rwanda (Ice & Fire Theatre Company); The Carver Chair (Contact Theatre); Leave Taking, Girlie Talk (Belgrade Studio); Rosie & Jim’s Big Adventure (Ragdoll Theatre Company); Leonora’s Dance (Black Theatre Co-operative).


TV and Film credits: The Colour Room (Sky); Sex Education (Netflix – Seasons 1, 2 & 3); Doctors (BBC); Death in Paradise (BBC); The Child in Time (Pinewood/BBC); EastEnders (BBC); The Game (BBC); Silent Witness (BBC); Trinity (ITV); The Bill (Thames); Life Begins (ITV); Family Business (Tiger Aspect); Wire in the Blood (Coastal Productions); Medics (Granada); Casualty (BBC); Holby City (BBC); Judge John Deed (BBC); Gimme Gimme Gimme (BBC); Tom Jones (BBC); Common as Muck (BBC); Mm Hm, This Year’s Love (Kismet Films).

Liz Crowther


Training: Arts Educational, London and École Jacques Lecoq, Paris.

Theatre credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Running Wild, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Oliver Twist (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Visitors (Oldham Coliseum); The Wisdom Club (Bury St Edmunds); The Disappearing Act (Open Sky ); A Passage to India (Simple8/Park Theatre); Cardenio, The City Madam, Marat Sade, The White Devil, The Witch of Edmonton, The Roaring Girl, Song of Songs (RSC Stratford); Kite (Soho Theatre/The London Mime Festival); The Middlemarch Trilogy (Orange Tree); Richard III (AFTLS tour of American universities/Cockpit London); The Country Wife (Haymarket); Onassis (Novello); Ducktastic (West End); Cyrano de Bergerac (Royal Exchange); Romeo and Juliet (AFTLS/Globe/Rose Theatre); Abigail’s Party (Hampstead Theatre tour); The Real Thing (UK Tour); Communicating Doors (Stephen Joseph/Chicago International Theatre Festival ); Animal Farm, Four Short Becketts (National Theatre).


Liz is very proud to be part of the Separate Doors Company which integrates trained actors with learning difficulties and she performed with them recently at Derby and Chichester Theatres. She also loves working for Scene and Heard, a fantastic child playwrighting , mentoring project working with the children of Somerstown.


Television credits: The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies (BBC/Sister Productions ); Vera – Christmas Special, Miss Scarlet and the Duke, The Chelsea Detective, Mansfield Park, Eastenders, Outnumbered, The Dumping Ground, Holby City (BBC).

Michelle McTernan


Theatre credits: MaryLand (Sherman Theatre); Revlon Girl (Nearside Productions – Edinburgh Fringe/Park Theatre); The Three Night Blitz (Joio Productions/Swansea Grand Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pontardawe Arts Centre); Revlon Girl, Barren (October Sixty Six Productions); Bara Bread (Theatr Gwalia); Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Buoy, Fall Out 84 (Pontardawe Arts Centre); Granny Annie, Trivial Pursuits, Erogenous Zones, Roots and Wings, Family Planning, Kiss on the Bottom (Grassroots Productions); Flesh and Blood (Sherman Theatre/Hampstead Theatre); The Oystercatchers (Swansea Grand/Sherman Theatre); Blue Remembered Hills (Torch Theatre); Under Milk Wood, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Clwyd Theatr Cymru/Tour); Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice (Ludlow Festival); And (Wales Theatre Company/Tour)

Television & Film credits: The Crown (Netflix); Casualty (BBC1); The Lost Viking Sisters (Tornado Productions); Aetheled, Tree Bastards (Tornado Films/Nowwherefast Productions); The Healers (Pooka Films); Stella (Tidy Productions, Sky1 HD); Rain (Tornado Films); Caerdydd (S4C); Midnight (Nowwhere Fast Productions); Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible (BBC); Tales From Pleasure Beach (BBC1); Light in the City (BBC Wales); Very Annie Mary (Dragon Pictures); Bobinogs (Cbeebies/BBC Wales/Worldwide).

Adrianna Pavlovska


Training: East15 Acting School.

Theatre credits: The Lower Depths (Arcola Theatre); White (Other) (Pole Vault Theatre Company/The Warren/Brighton Fringe); Burn (Tristan Bates Theatre).

Television credits: The Tower (ITV).

Chioma Nduka


Training:  Deborah Day Theatre School

Theatre: The Drifters Girl (West End).

Chioma is delighted to be joining the cast of Es & Flo at Kiln Theatre in London.

Renée Hart


This is Renée’s first time performing at the Kiln. Her recent début theatre performance was in the role of Little Hortense in Small Island at the National Theatre. After workshopping the role last year, Renée is very excited about being back on stage with the cast of Es & Flo.

Creative Team

Jennifer Lunn


Training: Rose Bruford College and Stephen. F. Austin State University, Texas.

Writing credit: Terroir (RWCMD/Sherman Theatre); Stop the Drop (Curtain Up - Theatr Clwyd); Disorder – The Real Name cannot be Published (RWCMD).

Jennifer won the Popcorn New Writing Award in 2020 and was the 2022 recipient of the American prize for new writing, the Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award, both for Es & Flo. It was also shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize. Her second play Core was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting in 2021 and the Papatango Prize in 2022. A filmed reading of Core is available via The Playwrights Laboratory.

Jennifer is also a producer and director having worked with National Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Sherman Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, Spare Tyre, Grand Ambition, Ellie Keel Productions, Leeway Productions and Dirty Protest.

Susie McKenna


Susie has been an actor, writer and director in Theatre, Film and Television for 40 years. She wrote and directed Hackney Empire’s critically acclaimed pantomime for 22 years where she was also an Associate Director from 2005 and Creative Director from 2010 – 2017. From 2019 Susie was an Associate Director at Kiln Theatre for two and a half years.

Theatre credits: Jungle Rumble (Fortune Theatre); NW Trilogy (Kiln); Blues in the Night (Kiln – Olivier Award nominated); The Silver Sword (Belgrade Theatre Coventry/National tour – Writer and Director); Oranges and Elephants (Hoxton Hall – OFFIE Nominated); A Christmas Carol (Arts Theatre); Once on this Island (Birmingham Rep/Nottingham Playhouse/Hackney Empire); Sit and Shiver, KingAbyssynia Praise Singer, Blues in the Night (Hackney Empire); Ha Ha Hackney (Sixty Years of British Comedy Festival); Sophie Tucker’s Once Night Stand (Kings Head/Edinburgh Festival/Hackney Empire); A Midsummer Night Madness (Harlem Festival NYC/Edinburgh Festival/Hackney Empire); Macbeth (Edinburgh Festival); Face Value (Hackney Empire).

Television credits (as Producer): Battles Axes (Channel 4); Journey Into Evil (ABC/Channel 5).

Awards: Susie was the Hackney Empire Artist of the Year in 2000. She has been nominated twice for the Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award with nominations for Best Director, Best Show and Best Script for Aladdin in 2018. In 2020 Susie won Best Director for her Windrush adaptation of Dick Whittington at the Great British Pantomime Awards 2020/21.

Libby Watson


Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Wimbledon School of Art (First Class BA Hons degree in Theatre Design)

Theatre credits: Glitterball (Watford Palace Thetre/Rifco Theatre); The Fellowship (Hampstead Theatre); Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] (Park Theatre London); Bring It On: The Musical (UK tour); Toast by Nigel Slater (West End/UK Tour); Being Mr Wickham (Live stream/UK Tour); The Witchfinder’s Sister (Queens Theatre); Dr Faustus (Sam Wanamker Theatre); Trolle, Helt Privat (Kilden Theatre, Norway); The Philanthropist (Trafalgar Studios West End); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Wolsey Theatre); Once (UK Tour); Daisy Pulls it Off (Park Theatre); Peter Pan (Misi Producciones Bogota Columbia); Fences (West End/Theatre Royal Bath) Single,  One Man Two Guvnors, Guys and Dolls (Wolsey Theatre); Les Femmes Savantes, The Miser (Belgrade Theatre); Rudy’s Rare Records (Birmingham Rep/Hackney Empire); Propoganda Swing (Belgrade/Nottingham Playhouse); Frankie and Johnny (Chichester Festival); History Boys (UK Tour); Play Mas (Orange Tree); Feed the Beast, Hysteria (Birmingham Rep); Three Sisters (UK Tour); Gem of the Ocean, Blues for Mr Charlie, Radio Golf, The War Next Door (Kiln Theatre); One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (Sheffield Crucible, UK tour); Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (Hampstead Theatre/UK Tour); Blest be the Tie, What’s in the Cat (Royal Court).

Libby designed the premiere of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop in the West End which was the winner of 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play.

Simisola Majekodunmi

Lighting Designer

Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), degree in Lighting Design

Theatre credits: Sound of the Underground, Is God Is, Living Newspaper (Royal Court); Treason: The Musical in Concert (Theatre Royal Dury Lane); A Christmas Carole (Palace Theatre Southend); Starcrossed (Wilton’s Music Hall); Electric Rosary (Royal Exchange Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Shakespeare North Playhouse); Nine Night (Leeds Playhouse); Jungle Rumble (Fortune Theatre); Human Nurture (Sheffield Theatres); The Wiz (Hope Mill Theatre); Transformations (New Public); J’OUVERT (Theatre503/West End); Driving Miss Daisy, Baby Box (Theatre Royal, York); Invisible Harmony (Southbank); Puck’s Shadow (Watford Palace).

Dance credits: Traplord (180 Studios); The UK Drill Project (Barbican); Born to Exist (Netherlands/UK Tour); AZARA – Just Another Day & Night (The Place).

Tic Ashfield

Sound Designer and Composer

Tic Ashfield is a BAFTA Cymru award-winning composer and sound designer living in South Wales.

Training:  Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Theatre and Dance credits: Pigeon, Pryd Mae’r Haf?, Tir Sir Gar (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru); The Boy with Two Hearts (Wales Millennium Centre/National Theatre); The Crash Test, You O.K.?, Metamorphosis (Hijinx); Anthem, The Invisible Woman (Wales Millennium Centre); Rocket Launch Blaenavon (TinShed Theatre); Ghost Light (Theatrau); Sir Gâr: Ffwrnes, Qwerin (Osian Meilir); Heart of Cardiff (radio play series – Sherman Cymru); Lung Water (online – National Theatre Wales/Sherman Cymr/Chippy Lane Productions); Constellation Street (online – National Theatre Wales/Sherman Cymru/The Other Room); Ripples (online – National Theatre Wales/Sherman Theatre/RWCMD); A Number, All but Gone, The Awkward Years, American Nightmare, The Story, Hela (The Other Room); The Gathering, {150}, The Tide Whisperer, For as Long as the Heart Beats, Storm III (National Theatre Wales); On Bear Ridge (National Theatre Wales, The Royal Court); Dear to Me, Annwyl i mi (National Dance Company Wales); Peeling (Taking Flight); Cracked (Pontardawe Arts Centre); Blue (Chippy Lane Productions); Bottom (Willy Hudson); Richard III, Henry VI, Romeo and Juliet (Omidaze Productions); Saturday Night Forever (Joio); Momentos of Leaving, Moment(o)s for Elaine Paton, Hard Times (Lighthouse); Cold Rolling (Ballet Cymru); My People (Gwyn Emberton Dance).

TV and Film credits: The Light in the Hall, Y Golau, Bregus, Hel Y Mynydd, Pili Pala,  Hidden, Craith, Hinterland, Y Gwyll, Galesa,  Andrew Marr: Great Scots, The Girl in the Diary.

Nadine Rennie CDG

Casting Director

Alice Eklund

Associate Director

Dollie Henry MBE

Movement Director

Ingrid Mackinnon

Intimacy Coordinator

Phil Bearman

Projection Designer

Amy Barrett

Costume Supervisor

Pádraig Cusack

Executive Producer

Production Team

Sarah Hemsley-Cole for SC Productions Ltd

Production Manager

Ed Wilson for Wales Millennium Centre

Production Manager

Nicki Brown for Kiln Theatre

Production Manager

Antonia Collins

Originating Company Stage Manager

EJ Saunders

Company Stage Manager

Amy Hales

Deputy Stage Manager

Zoe Wale

Assistant Stage Manager