Glue Performance

3pm – 4pm Glue Performance by Louise Wallwein (Suitable for over 16s)


Written and performed by Louise Wallwein

Directed by Susan Roberts

Music and Sound Jaydev Mistry

A one-woman show mixing monologue, live art and a sound score.

Glue tells the true story of Louise Wallwein and her first two meetings with her birth mother, three decades after being put up for adoption. The audience is invited to share a very private first reunion, but also the subsequent more public second meeting

‘There I was, tipped to be one to watch after doing a show on the wings of an aeroplane a year earlier. 1999, my life was moving in the right direction – a career, a new home and a new girlfriend…’

Louise also grew up in care from the age of nine and shows both her fierce independence and emotional vulnerability alongside each other. Born, transferred, placed, discharged returned…

4:15pm – 5:15pm ‘Writing Your Truth’ Post Glue Performance Workshop 

The workshop will allow the audience of Glue to reflect on the themes of the show and kickstart some dramatic monologues of your own. Suitable for all abilities. Louise is a skilled facilitator. It will be fun, interactive and more importantly inspiring. Louise encourages women with care experience to attend this workshop.

You can pose a question for Louise  when you book your place at this event


Louise Wallwein Biography

Louise Wallwein is an award winning Poet/Playwright/Film maker from Manchester UK.

Her career took off in 1998 when she performed an award winning one-woman show on the wing of a world war 2 Shackleton reconnaissance aircraft in the Air and Space gallery in Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.


Radio Plays/Ballads

The Island The Sea The Volunteer and the Refugee

BBC Radio 4 and World Service

Dirty White Girl

Radio Drama B.B.C Radio 3 The Wire




Monologue for Family Matters 2014 Z-Arts

At Night Royal Exchange/Rochdale Fire Station

Nine Nights Belfast

A spectacular outdoor extravaganza

Blow Blow

Sheffield Crucible



The Magic of Sanjivani

Poem for Diwali 2014 Albert Square Walk The Plank

Go Now Spark              

Poem for Olympic opening in the Northwest Walk the Plank

Rama and Sita

Poem for Diwali 2012 Platt Fields Walk the Plank


Royal Exchange

Waiting for the Baccy man

Royal Exchange

Skid 180

Epic play featuring BMX, Poetry and Film, Contact (Manchester) Arena Theatre Company (Melbourne) Sydney Opera House.


Red Ladder Theatre Company

Low Flying Aircraft  

One woman show commissioned by Manchester Poetry Festival, performed on the wing of an Aircraft

Melting ice     

Contact Young Playwrights Festival


Poet in Residence of Queensland, Australia 2006

Writer in Residence Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture Winnipeg, Canada 2014


She is very proud of her work in Communities and Schools, she has worked with thousands of people in many different contexts to find and develop their voice. She has made 16 films. Most recently she turned a former Council House into a text based sound installation with women in Breightmet, Bolton.