Annie George is an award-winning writer, theatremaker and occasional filmmaker, based in Edinburgh.
Recipient of the Scottish Book Trust’s Ignite Fellowship 2019.
Our stories are our immortality,
But if we don’t tell our own story
Someone else will tell it,
And it becomes their story,
And then we might just…disappear.
If the words that I have written
Fall unfavoured in some other day and age,
They do exist, still.
To tell the tale of who we are,
What we are, what we believe.
We are history poured out on to fragile pages.
(from ‘Home is Not the Place’)
Find out more about Annie here and read about her show ‘Home is Not the Place’ here which will be performed at Theatre Deli, Eyre Street, Sheffield on Fri 21 June 7.30pm as part of Migration Matters Festival.
‘Home is Not the Place’ is a poetic, poignant solo show by award-winning writer Annie George, which tells the remarkable story of the short life and lost work of her grandfather Kerala poet PM John PM, shortly before India’s independence; and contrasts his struggles with her own, as an immigrant in the UK.
“…a fascinating examination of the meaning and legacy of the British Empire.” THE STAGE Fringe Highlights 2017