Lively gig theatre revival of Jackie Kay’s Chiaroscuroa, a 1980s account of the black lesbian experience doesn’t quite work.
Text of the Day: Strange Fruit
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
‘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.
‘Intelligently written & superbly acted play’: STRANGE FRUIT – Bush Theatre
This apt revival of Caryl Phillips’ first play, Strange Fruit, stirred up a maelstrom of memories for me, a second generation Caribbean immigrant, growing up in a city on the south coast of 1970s/1980s England.
‘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.
‘An exposing & painful play’: STRANGE FRUIT – Bush Theatre
Strange Fruit is an exposing and painful play but it feels like it distracts itself from its otherwise powerful key theme.