by Mel Pennant


"What would you do to save your son? Everything? Anything? Lie?


On Michael Thomas’ birthday, his cake sits in his mother’s living room, its candles burning undisturbed. Jackie wants to clear her conscience, whilst Evelyn’s got a big speech to deliver on the 15th anniversary of Michael’s fatal stabbing. Are some things better left unsaid?

Sensitively written by Mel Pennant and shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award, seeds tells the story of two mothers united in sorrow, sharing the hardship of protecting their sons - one in life, and one in death.

Brought to you by the producers of the critically-acclaimed production of good dog by Olivier Award nominated Arinzé Kene, led by a female creative team, seeds explores the human story behind a tragedy through the eyes of those left behind.





Cast & Crew


Evelyn TBC

Jackie TBC


Director Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

Designer Helen Coyston

Lighting Designer Simisola Majekodunmi

Sound Designer Xana


A co-production with tiata fahodzi, Wrested Veil, Leeds Playhouse and Soho Theatre






Tour Dates


21 - 29 February
Leeds Playhouse
3 - 4 March
Live Theatre, Newcastle

6 - 7 March                      
Derby Theatre

9 - 10 March
Warwick Arts Centre

17 - 18 March
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

20 - 21 March
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

24 March - 11 April
Soho Theatre, London