Grandma's Shop

#FindYour Funny, Story

Every dress, every suit tells a story.

The year is 1989 and loveable, eccentric septuagenarian, Hilda, has run a second-hand clothes shop in Sheffield for three decades. She does it to make money to feed 30 stray cats. One day a journalist from The Guardian walks in.

35 years later, her granddaughter brings to life the story of one ordinary, yet extraordinary, shopkeeper.

​Welcome to a theatre show about love, memory and the stories clothes have to tell.

This scripted work is a comedy-drama which weaves childhood memories and personal reminiscence, different character perspectives, and ongoing historical research into Hilda's life. Grandma’s Shop takes place against the backdrop of Sheffield in the 1980s, a city struggling to find its post-industrial identity in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain.

Written and performed by Julie Flower, an award-winning improviser who regularly takes work to international festivals. Join Julie as she re-engages with a woman who was so influential in her life, and a city that she loves but has left behind. All in the evocative and tactile environment of a second-hand clothes shop.

Company: The Specialist Generalist


Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins

Venues: Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet

Age suitability:
12+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:

 Audience Interaction Audience Interaction

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June 2, 2024


Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Standard: £10

Conc: £8


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