Alexandra Wood ‘s plays are never flashy and loud, and I sometimes think that means they get over-looked or are under-rated. Her latest is inspired by Nicholas Nixon’s iconic photo series of the Brown Sisters. Since 1974 he has been taking a yearly photograph of his wife and her siblings, each passing photo marking the passage of time and experience in their faces. Sisterhood is the bond too in Wood’s play that takes place over 40 years exploring the ups and downs of three sisters bound together by blood but sometimes torn apart by circumstance.
Alexandra Wood’s innovative new play explores the deep and unruly waters of sisterhood. Fake sick days, Stonehenge, roller skates, champagne and glow-in-the-dark stars. The Tyler Sisters is a funny, heartening exploration of time, and the unassuming moments that make up our lives. Alexandra Wood's plays include The Empty Quarter (Hampstead Theatre), The Initiate (Paines Plough, winner of a Scotsman Fringe First) and an adaptation of Jung Chang's Wild Swans (Young Vic). Abigail Graham is the director of the Lyric Hammersmith Ensemble and director credits include 31 Hours (The Bunker), Debris (Southwark Playhouse) and Molly Sweeney (Print Room/Lyric Belfast).