Matilda Ibini

WORKS PUBLISHED SO FAR...

LITTLE MISS BURDEN (full length play)

MY WHITE BEST FRIEND AND OTHER LETTERS LEFT UNSAID (anthology)

MY WHITE BEST FRIEND AND OTHER LETTERS LEFT UNSAID (anthology)

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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.

MY WHITE BEST FRIEND AND OTHER LETTERS LEFT UNSAID (anthology)

MY WHITE BEST FRIEND AND OTHER LETTERS LEFT UNSAID (anthology)

MY WHITE BEST FRIEND AND OTHER LETTERS LEFT UNSAID (anthology)

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Originally commissioned by The Bunker Theatre as a critically-acclaimed festival that ran in 2019, My White Best Friend collects 23 letters that engage with a range of topics, from racial tensions, microaggressions and emotional labour, to queer desire, prejudice and otherness. Expressing feelings and thoughts often stifled or ignored, the pieces here transform letter writing into a provocative act of candour.

HAPPY FAT: TAKING UP SPACE IN A WORLD THAT WANTS TO SHRINK YOU (essay)

HAPPY FAT: TAKING UP SPACE IN A WORLD THAT WANTS TO SHRINK YOU (essay)

HAPPY FAT: TAKING UP SPACE IN A WORLD THAT WANTS TO SHRINK YOU (essay)

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In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife.

Part memoir, part social commentary, Happy Fat is a funny, angry and impassioned look at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing

POCKET PLAYS (anthology)

HAPPY FAT: TAKING UP SPACE IN A WORLD THAT WANTS TO SHRINK YOU (essay)

HAPPY FAT: TAKING UP SPACE IN A WORLD THAT WANTS TO SHRINK YOU (essay)

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Award-winning theatre company PLAY champion a new approach to new writing, with an emphasis firmly on collaboration. They bring together some of the industries’ brightest and best actors, writers and directors, and starting with a completely blank slate, they have just two weeks to collaborate, devise and create brand new PLAYs. This is a selected collection of some of the best PLAYs.