Jada’s parents are no longer together. She plays Lego with her dad Richard, as he and his new partner Claire shower her with horse-riding lessons and days out in Chessington. Jada’s mum Marie disapproves from a distance. Whilst Richard rejects his Chinese upbringing, Marie embraces it providing what she believes is important, money for Jada’s education, healthcare and upkeep. Parenting isn’t easy, co-parenting is even harder – but they know what’s best for Jada and everything they do is for her – or is it?
What’s Best For Jada by Alex Blanc is the winner of Red Dragonfly’s Taking Flight New Writing Competition and Festival 2022. The reading of this winning play has been presented at Brighton Fringe Festival, Southampton MAST Homegrown Festival, Wells Theatre Festival and Buxton Fringe Festival. Red Dragonfly’s Taking Flight New Writing scheme was launched in 2017 to nurture and champion new and emerging British East and South East Playwrights in the UK. This project is supported by funding from Arts Council England.
Running time: 1 hour + 30 minutes post-reading Q&A
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Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
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