typical

What is the cost of a typical night out? An ex-serviceman who has spent his life fighting for his country finds new battles in a society fighting against him. From the makers of 2018 hit Queens of Sheba comes this powerful new play by Ryan Calais Cameron confronting the daily tensions experienced by Black men as they […]

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mixed brain

Jack wanted to get into teams real quick so he said, why don’t we do blacks VS white? I was confused, what does he mean? People with black shoes vs people with white trainers? Jack, Tom, Rob, George and Myles went to one side of the pitch and I was left stood in the middle as […]

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bricks and pieces

“Are black people often playing petty criminals? Are women always playing the love interest or talking about men? Are gay people always stereotyped? Are disabled people hardly ever seen?… …I don’t think of myself as just a ‘black actor’. I’m an actor, not a number” – Idris Elba, The House of Commons, January 2016. Working in collaboration […]

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play 4 – wip

A new piece of work. We’re a company devoted to new work – work that is current, urgent and speaks of the world it was imagined from. This means we don’t know what we’ll be doing here – yet – but you’ll be the first to know when we know. Sign up to our mailing […]

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aunty aunty, let me do your hair – wip

aunty aunty… is a play set in a black hair salon – inspired by real-life and regional residencies – that meditates on beauty, on blackness, on femininity, on society and on community. #auntyaunty We’re a company devoted to new work – work that is current, urgent and speaks of the world it was borne from. This […]

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the legend of hamba

Hamba set off to war. He won and lost empires, became a king, a beggar and a thief. A hundred years later he is no closer to home. the legend of hamba is a contemporary African Everyman play created specifically for outdoors presentation. ‘Hamba’ is an Ndebele word meaning, ‘Walk!’ or ‘Let’s go! Ndebele is one […]

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the epic adventure of nhamo the manyika warrior and his sexy wife chipo

“Nhamo, you are a legend of African Folklore! Hollywood awaits!” With just 24 hours to create the ultimate African fable, the superstar cast is missing a hero. Suddenly, a dashing goatherd appears on the horizon… Nhamo. Is he The One? Storytelling is turned on its head in this Zimbabwean comedy of epic…epicness! Following its triumphant […]

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belong

belong is an original tiata fahodzi commission from Bola Agbaje, an award-winning rising star of UK new writing. ‘Supporters keh. Forget this country. How many year have you lived here?… Your English is better than the Queen’s and they still call you…’ Election lost, speeches made and controversy stirred – Kayode’s hiding. He’s not even […]

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