Talawa Stories: Precious Little Thing

Original broadcast, Friday 21 May, 2.15-2.45pm - Listen Again

A humorous and heartfelt comedy that explores womanhood, class and how being let down by the system leads to heart-breaking choices.

Willow and Nicole's journeys collide in the dead of night when they unexpectedly meet in the garden of a London mansion. Both desiring something from inside No. 92, they join forces to break in. But once they do, and get caught by the Nanny Bian, it's soon revealed that they haven't been completely honest with each other.

Talawa Theatre Company and feral inc co-produced Precious Little Thing as part of Talawa’s 35th anniversary. Talawa Theatre Company is the UK’s outstanding Black theatre company.

Precious Little Thing was recorded in March 2021 during the national lockdown and in line with Covid safe measures. Jocelyn Jee Esien (Turn Up Charlie, Netflix), Jacoba Williams (The Snow Queen, Stephen Joseph Theatre) and Tuyen Do (The Great Wave, National Theatre) bring to life Roberta Livingston’s brand-new play.

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A Talawa Theatre Company / feral inc production for BBC Radio 4

  • Dominic Corr: The Reviews Hub

    ★★★★ “Livingston’s most crucial dagger is neatly aimed at a broken system … the narrative latch onto a deeper understanding of the struggles communities face … punchy and to the point, Precious Little Thing gradually becomes a treasure of a short play”


    Nicole - Jocelyn Jee Esien 

    Willow - Jacoba Williams 

    Bian - Tuyen Do

    Written by Roberta Livingston 

    Produced by Ifrah Ismail 

    Directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

    Sound Design by Steve Bond 

    Sound Assistant: Makashe Ogbon 

    Assistant Producer: David Gilbert 

    Production Manager: Sarah Tombling 

    Executive Producer: Polly Thomas 

    Series Producer: Gill Parry

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