Join Rey, Elle, Shan and Funmi who have finally convinced their parents to let them hold their very first sleepova. Armed with sugary snacks, school gossip, and secret questions they can only ask each other, their sleepovas become pretty much a sacred space for them.

As each year tugs them further into adulthood and life doesn’t pan out quite as they imagined, they struggle to hold on to a friendship that they swore would last a lifetime. A frank, funny and moving coming-of-age story, Sleepova is an ode to black women, their boundless spirits and wild dreams.

Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini is an award-winning bionic playwright and screenwriter of Nigerian heritage from London. Matilda’s debut play Muscovado won the Alfred Fagon Audience Award in 2015. Matilda’s next play Little Miss Burden premiered at the Bunker Theatre in 2019, was a finalist for Best New Play at the Off West End awards and won a Popcorn Finalist Award in 2020. Screen credits include the BAFTA-nominated CripTales for BBC America and BBC4.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), All Women
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini

Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter (and occasional dramaturg) from London. She was awarded a scholarship from BAFTA and Warner Brothers to study a Masters in Playwriting &Screenwriting. She was part of the Royal Court Writers Program and was a ...
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