Bebe Cave to star in premiere of Lewis Cornay’s Daddy Issues at Seven Dials Playhouse

Bebe Cave is to star in Lewis Cornay’s Daddy Issues at Seven Dials Playhouse.

The one-hander will premiere at the London venue from 24 October – 19 November 2022.

Produced by Liam Gartland for Gartland Productions, Daddy Issues is written by Soho Writer and Offie Award-winner Lewis Cornay and will be performed by actress and writer Bebe Cave (Victoria, ITV; Tale of Tales, Matteo Garrone; Great Expectations, Lionsgate).

This startling dark comedy centres around 23-year-old Imi. Isolated, and grappling with the aftermath of a suicide, the play focuses on the unexpected ways grief can present itself. Seeking connection after losing her anchor, Imi finds herself slipping further and further from reality, trapped inside her mind as she tries to explain the complexities of grief, Cliff Richard and dead dogs.

Imi finds herself stuck between spaces and yearns for the past whilst trying to move forward, allowing the audience to consider what we inherit from our family, and what pieces of trauma are passed on when they leave us behind.

Writer Lewis Cornay said: “I’m ridiculously excited to have my first play staged at Seven Dials Playhouse this Autumn. In 2020, Liam and I spoke about creating a piece of theatre that raised suicide awareness, whilst also giving audiences a sense of catharsis.

“I was introduced to a whole community of those who’ve experienced loss and was massively inspired by the generosity and good humour they had in sharing their stories. These conversations can be messy and uncomfortable, but within that grey area is where the richest stories can be found. Audiences should throw away any preconceived ideas on the grieving process and allow themselves to fall in love with the complexities of humanity.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.