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Nan, Me & Barbara Pravi

Written & performed by Hannah Maxwell

Entirely fictional. And completely true. Voila. An epic tale of care, crisis and the Eurovision Song Contest by the acclaimed creator of I, AmDram.

In 2021, Hannah Maxwell moved back to the Home Counties to care for her terminally ill grandfather. But this show isn’t about that. It’s about France’s Eurovision star Barbara Pravi, who’s just lovely. 

In between cooking, cleaning and Countdown, Maxwell escapes into an intensifying fantasy of ballroom dances, heartfelt ballads, Parisian cafés, fluent French and definitely-not-creepy plots to engineer a "meet cute" with a random foreign celebrity. It’s La La Land meets Mission Impossible meets Hannah’s nan. 

Combining spoken-word, video and chanson francaise, NAN, ME & BARBARA PRAVI sits you down at the kitchen table to talk through grief and care, addiction and recovery, and hope and coping in unprecedented times.

Winner of the Summerhall Lustrum Award 2023
Nominated for the BBC Popcorn New Writing Award 2023
Nominated for 5 DarkChat Awards 2023

We are delighted to welcome back Hannah to South Street after her acclaimed show 'I, AmDram'

Age guidance: 16+
Running time: 70 mins (no interval)

"A masterclass in storytelling."

Time Out

“Delightful and clever”

The Scotsman

“Delivered with consummate comic timing and a final knockout punch.”

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