Rebecca Jade Hammond's

Welcome to Bettyland

Rebecca Jade Hammond
Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

The Sainsbury Theatre

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Relaxed Performance Guide

Friday 5 April, 7:00pm
Monday 8 April, 7:00pm
Tuesday 9 April, 2:00pm
Wednesday 10 April, 7:00pm*
Thursday 11 April, 2:00pm

The running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no interval.

*This will be a relaxed performance. Find out more.

About the show

"It's just a matter of time before the pendulum swings in our favour. And when it does. My god. My sweet god who must have been woman to show the mercy that she has"

Bettyland is an ultra-femme utopia within a dystopian world. It's a place of humanity, care & divine feminine freedom.

But now Betty is gone, a girl dead, the community is spoiling and Bettyland is decaying.

Welcome to Bettyland is a piece of new writing rooted in the world of Greek tragedy and a reimagined contemporary response to Sophocles' Antigone

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu is a British-Ghanaian writer-director.

His previous credits include directing the play For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Olivier nominated / Black British Theatre Award for Best Director) and writing and directing Sweet Like Chocolate Boy (Jack Studio & London Tour).

Tristan’s direction of the Orange Tree production of Arinze Kene’s Little Baby Jesus won the 2019 JMK Award.

In 2021, Tristan was nominated for the TV Edinburgh & Netflix Stage to Screen programme.

Rebecca is a Welsh writer represented by The Haworth Agency and actor represented by The Artists Partnership. She is published by Methuen.

She has been short-listed for Papatango Writing Prize, placed in the top 10% for both BBC Drama Room and Verity Bargate Award. Rebecca is the founder and Artistic Director of Chippy Lane Productions Ltd. one of Wales’ foremost new writing companies. Her writing work includes: Mad Margot (Sherman Theatre/Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama/The Yard), Right Where We Left Us (Chapter/Chippy Lane Productions) published by Methuen, Little Ember (Theatr Clwyd) and Blue (Chapter/Chippy Lane Productions).

She is currently co-writing a new television series with Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education) called FULL OUT and developing a new Welsh musical with Wales Millennium Centre about infamous Cardiff busker Toy Mic Trev.

Contains violence, mental health, suicide, PTSD / trauma, sexual assault, sexually explicit language, swearing, homophobia, racism, death and grief.

There are flashing lights throughout the performance. 

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu*

Tara Usher*

Lighting Designer 
Jennifer Garland

Sound Designer
Summer Collier

Music Director
Ashley Daniels*

Voice Director
Aundrea Fudge*

Movement Director
Gaby Nimo*

Musical Arrangements
Abhinav Mishra

Costume Supervisor
Sesselja Fanneyjardóttir*

Intimacy Director
Raniah Al-Sayed*

Fight Director
Sam Behan*

Assistant Director 
Paloma Sierra


Gabe Acevedo

Tateyana Arutura

Mandisa Baleni 

Sam Bampoe-Parry

Brooke Bazarian

Eve Cowley

Vikram Grover

Felicity Ison

Kai Alexandra Johnson

Nana Yaw Kyeremateng

Pei Lin

Jerry Madison Jr

Alexander Makar

Kristen Misthopoulos 

Production Team

Company Stage Manager
Stephanie Leeson

Deputy Stage Manager
Abhinav Mishra

Assistant Stage Manager
James Knight

Production Manager
Jasmin Meara-Wall 

Production Lx
George Rogers

Deputy Lx / Programmer
James Imber

Production Sound Engineer
Jacob Eckardt 

Production Carpenter
Callum Duncan

Lighting Crew
Jay Cheung
Angelika Marr
Ace Turner
Charlie Henley-Castleden
Patrick McAneny

Sound Assistants
Abigail Brophy
Alexander Hoppe
Amelia Thorpe
Olly Griffiths
Danielle Small

Construction Crew
Holly Higgs
Annabel Smeaton
Chloe Wood
Cameron Mackenzie
Heather Trevelyan