The European premiere of writer-director Ché Walker’s Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor officially opens tonight at London’s Finborough Theatre, where it’s running for a strictly limited season to 26 January 2019. Check out our bumper gallery of gorgeous, multimedia-infused production shots – and then get booking!
2019. In the last remaining barrios of East LA…
Blaz returns from prison, but something ain’t right. His lifelong love Havana Cortez is keeping a secret. His old partner Karl seems to know what it is. Havana’s best friend Rosa hates him even more than usual, but this was not always the case. And the detective who locked him up can’t stop with the women. Serena The Sex Worker is our ethereal guide to this menacing world – but why are there pterodactyls overhead?
Love and Betrayal. Tenderness and Rage. Crime and Home. Adventure and Ageing. Los Angeles behind the mask.
Playwright and director Ché Walker returns to the Finborough Theatre, where he has directed six previous productions including His Greatness, Etta Jenks, Blue Surge, Fog and Achidi J’s Final Hours. Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor is the latest stage play from the multi-award-winning writer-director behind UK Netflix’s hit Been So Long, which stars Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene.
Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor has original music by Sheila Atim, an Olivier Award winner for her performance in Girl from the North Country, who also plays Rosa in the European premiere.
Time Is Love / Tiempo Es Amor runs from 1 to 26 January 2019 at the Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £16-20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
The European premiere stars Gabriel Akuwudike (as Blaz), Jessica Ledon (Havana), Sheila Atim (Rosa), Benjamin Cawley (Karl), Cary Crankson (Seamus) and Sasha Frost (Serena). Photography by DWGH Photo.