blue/orange

The 10th Anniversary Production Joe Penhall’s multi-award-winning blue/orange is a contemporary classic. tiata fahodzi’s radically new all-female production delivered a uniquely African perspective. blue/orange is a passionate, witty and ultimately devastating exploration of institutional politics, mental health and race. Unfolding like a game of human chess the drama centres on a patient alternately bewildering and […]

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joe guy

joe guy is Roy Williams’ powerful portrayal of the tensions between Caribbean and African communities in today’s Britain. As a young man, Joseph is taunted by the cooler British-Caribbean kids for his accent and his humility. Ditching his Ghanaian heritage, Joseph becomes Joe, an icon of urban Black identity. Premier League clubs, venal agents and […]

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tiata delights 2006

A week long presentation of new work from emerging and established African writers resident in Britain. Six plays showcased as rehearsed readings, with live music accompaniment from James Lascelles. Each play focuses on the disparities and harmony existing within African and British cross cultures. buga me by San Cassimally (Mauritius) A modern play about colonisation. Two men […]

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abyssinia

This powerful story focused on the eighteen year old Prince Alemayehu of Ethiopia and his surrogate relationship with this country’s longest reigning monarch, Victoria. It examined how the young prince’s presence in England up to the time of his demise has contributed to the grand design of this country. His short life in England had […]

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