Nine Lives, Ten Tales

First Prize Award

Edinburgh Festival 1997

Nine Lives Ten Tales by Lil Warren. An awarded play about the life of a woman in the East End of London. Performed at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), London, the Edinburgh Festival and other London venues including, The King’s Head, The Studio Theatre (Surrey) and The Knives and Hens.


By: Lil Warren
Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou


Battersea Arts Centre: 03-04/1997
London, UK
Edinburgh Festival08/1997
Edinburgh, UK


If you can imagine Stephen Berkoff as a working-class woman, you have some idea of this piece’s power…

Claire Smith
The Scotsman | 18.08.1997

A highly memorable show…

Ruby Williams
What’s On | 10.05.1998

Deftly imaginatively
and with awe-inspiring force…

Anne Donald | The Herald

As the song has it, R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Respect

Nick Curtis & Nicholas de Jongh
The Evening Standard | 02.04.1998

Mixes sheer entertainment with a deep, personal and social observation…

Arlene Stewart
BBC Radio | Scotland

Wonder Woman:
What is most striking is the physical bravery of the performance…

Hettie Judah
The Times | 20.05.1998


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