Family Tree
Actors Touring Company and Belgrade Theatre Coventry, in association with Brixton House Theatre presents

Family Tree

By Mojisola Adebayo Thu 11 May | 7.30pm

Family Tree is a beautifully poetic drama about race, health, the environment, and the incredible legacy of one of the most influential Black women of modern times.

Henrietta Lacks is one of most remarkable people in medical history. Her cells form the basis of the most important medical research happening today, from cancer to covid. But Henrietta never knew any of this, because her cells were taken without her permission. Henrietta was a Black woman: she is not the only one whose body has been exploited by the medical establishment.

Denied her place in history, now is the time for Henrietta’s incredible legacy to undergo a transformation.

Meet the team in this short video!


Playwright: Mojisola Adebayo 

Director: Matthew Xia   

Set & Costume Designer: Simon Kenny 

Lighting Designer: Simisola Majekodunmi  

Composer & Sound Designer: Francesca Amewudah-Rivers 

Movement Director: Diane Alison-Mitchell 

Associate Director: Amelia Thornber 

Costume Supervisor: Maybelle Laye  

Production Dramatherapist: Wabriya King  

Tour Casting Advisor: Matilda James CDG 

Original Casting Advisor: Sophie Parrott CDG 



Production Manager: Matt Ledbury 

Company Stage Manager: Cassie Adey 

Deputy Stage Manager: Eliott Sheppard 

Lighting Associate: Tom Lightbody