The first televised Black British Theatre Awards 2020 were a vibrant affair hosted by presenter and comedic actor Eddie Nestor, filmed at London’s Young Vic Theatre and broadcast on Sky Arts.
World premieres in Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2020 include first plays by Steven Moffat and Kate Mosse and new work by Suhayla El-Bushra and Christopher Shinn.
August Wilson’s King Hedley II is something of a flawed play but it receives a strong production from Nadia Fall at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place is being staged for the first time at London’s Gate Theatre. It may be difficult to know what to expect from an acclaimed non-fiction book being brought to the stage, so get a feel for the four-star show with footage of extracts performed by stars Cherelle Skeete & Nicola Alexis
The Gate Theatre’s staging of Jamaica Kincaid’s anger-filled essay on Antigua, A Small Place, is drawing audiences and critics to Notting Hill. With four-star reviews and assertions that the piece is “delightfully surprising”, “brilliantly poetic” and “urgent”, it’s easy to see why.
Audiences are raving about the Gate Theatre’s production of A Small Place, as the Notting Hill venue brings Jamaica Kincaid’s book to the stage for the first time. Check out the Twitter buzz, then get a flavour for the show with Helen Murray’s production shots
For the first time ever, Jamaica Kincaid’s acclaimed book about Antigua and its exploitation by the West, A Small Place, is brought to the stage at the Gate Theatre this month. Starring Cherrelle Skeete and Nicola Alexis, the premiere production runs from 8 November to 1 December 2018.
October is Black History Month. And this Black History Month, in the year marking two major UK milestones – the centenary of women’s suffrage and the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush generation – Ovalhouse launches a new annual event for Black Women in Theatre.
The Actors Centre in London’s West End is partnering Blacktress UK to curate the October-December John Thaw Initiative Season, which will feature work by and about black women.
It’s fitting that Fun Home should open in Pride month, not least because it is an all-too-rare show that focuses on the L in LGBT+. But as stirring and gratifying and significant as it is to have a lesbian protagonist, this musical works because it is straight-up fantastic.
Casting has been announced for Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, playing at the Young Vic’s main house from 18 June to 1 September 2018 (press night is 27 June 2018). The line-up features Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle Skeete as Joan and Zubin Varla as Bruce, Alison’s father.
Casting has been announced for Hampstead Theatre productions of Describe the Night on the Main Stage and The Phlebotomist Downstairs, including actors David Birrell, Ben Caplan and Jade Anouka.