Talking About A Revolution:
A new triple bill of plays written by Diana Atouna, babirye bukilwa and Malaika Kegode.
These new commissions will be staged together in October at Watford's Pump House Theatre and at Bristol Old Vic.
To buy tickets for performances in Watford on 6th and 7th October click here.
Diana Nneka Atuona (she/her)
Diana is a British born, Nigerian writer from Peckham, South London. Her first play, Liberian Girl, won the Alfred Fagon Award in 2013, in January 2015, it received its full production at the Royal Court Theatre, where it received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award. Diana won the 50th George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2019, for The Boy From Tiger Bay, which is being developed at The Donmar Warehouse. She is also the recipient of the Roland Rees Bursary 2021, as part of the Alfred Fagon Award. She is under commission with the Royal Court and the Old Vic
babirye bukilwa (they/them)
babirye is an actor, model, poet and writer born and raised in pre-gentrified Bethnal Green. They are currently based in London. babirye’s debut play … Blackbird Hour was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2019, The inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020 and The Alfred Fagon award 2020. Their second play … Cake, an origin story to … Blackbird Hour debuted at Theatre Peckham in 2021 directed by malakai sargeant (they/them) to critical acclaim including an Off Westend nomination for best production of 2021 and another nomination for best play of the year by the Alfred Fagon award 2021.
Malaika Kegode (she/her)
Malaika Kegode is an award-winning writer and performer based in Bristol. Beginning her arts career as a performance poet in 2014, Malaika has since developed her practice to encompass theatre, radio and film writing. Her autobiographical gig-theatre show Outlier debuted on Bristol Old Vic’s main stage in 2021. Malaika’s narrative work has also been featured on BBC Radio 4, and her poetry collections Requite and Thalassic are published by Burning Eye Books.