Directed by Nancy Medina, Zodwa Nyoni’s The Darkest Part of the Night shares the experience of a young, autistic Black boy, Dwight. The play follows his diagnostic process in 1980s Leeds. Tenderly by Lee Phillips, he is a young man full of joy – he loves to dance, listen to music, and play “the adventure game” with his sister Shirley, the rules of which are never really explained.
‘This revival of an American classic is both relevant & fun’: TROUBLE IN MIND – National Theatre
Race, rage and relevance: sensitive revival of American writer Alice Childress’ 1955 anti-racist play shines bright.
NEWS: More details announced for National Theatre’s new season as the venue opens up for daytime visitors
The National Theatre has announces further details for its upcoming productions Trouble in Mind, Wuthering Heights and Small Island, as well as the return of daytime opening for visitors.
‘A fine production of a play that still feels vital’: STRANGE FRUIT – Bush Theatre
Strange Fruit is a complex, dense play that is beautifully played by a talented ensemble and thoughtfully directed by Nancy Medina.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Strange Fruit at Bush Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Bush Theatre’s production of Caryl Phillips’ Strange Fruit, the story of a family caught up between two cultures.
‘There is no denying the power of the play’: STRANGE FRUIT – Bush Theatre
Caryl Phillips’ 1980 Windrush classic Strange Fruit is a bit too masculinist and verbose, and poorly staged.
‘Flies because of the vigour of the text & the electricity of the staging’: THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL – Kiln Theatre
Poetic two-hander The Half God of Rainfall combines epic myth, family relationships and gender politics in an exciting evening.
‘I was struck by the scope of Inua’s epic poem’: Rakie Ayola appears in The Half God of Rainfall at the Kiln Theatre
Actress Rakie Ayola chatted to us about her current role in The Half God of Rainfall at the Kiln Theatre.
NEWS: Young Vic announces new shows from award-winning emerging directors
Lucy J Skilbeck and Nancy Medina both won the Genesis Future Directors Awards for 2017 and will direct three plays between them, to be shown at the Young Vic. From March 22nd to the 1st April 2017, The Clare will be presenting Lucy […]