On 9 February 2005, Rebecca Peyton’s big sister Kate was shot and killed on assignment for the BBC in Somalia. Since then, Rebecca has been telling her story. Continuing an international journey to keep the memory alive, Rebecca is now embarking on a 20-date UK tour from March-May 2011. Northwest Stops include the Bolton Octagon, and Bury’s Met Theatre.
Through obituaries, condolences, inquests and appeals, Rebecca retains a tender humour and a compelling perspective. Crafting a moving and often comic tapestry of private moments from a public tragedy, she tells the story of a courageous journalist and a loving big sister, whom she misses.
At times heartbreaking, at others hysterical, and always honest, Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister is performed by Rebecca herself. Her credits includes Julius Caesar (Barbican) and Troubleshooters (Soho). It is directed and co-scripted by Sarajevo TeatarFest Award-winner Martin M. Bartelt.
This one person play is at the Bolton Octagon on 18 March and the Bury Met on 4 May.