How ‘This is Black’ Festival Double Bill 2 explores the experience of Black British Women

This is Black is a festival celebrating the work of four emerging Black playwrights. It is running throughout August at the Bunker Theatre in London Bridge, an intimate venue that champions upcoming and “ambitious” artists. The four plays will run in paired double bills, with an exhibition on display every Sunday. Click here to read…

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How ‘This Is Black’ Festival confronts parental conflict in our community

This is Black was formed to create a “fringe-like experience” for Black artists. 

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This is Black: Curated Festival for Black British stories at The Bunker announces Cast and Creatives

The Bunker, 53A Southwark Street London SE1 1RU Monday 5th – Sunday 25th August 2019  Opening The Bunker’s Autumn Season the curated festival This is Black will premiere theatre productions by four new and exciting Black British writers across an alternating double-bill. Exploring identity, family relationships and universal struggles, the festival will showcase All the…

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An Interview with Yasmin Joseph, the playwright behind J’Ouvert

Written by Yasmin Joseph, directed by Rebekah Murrell and brought to life by an outstanding team of black women and non-binary people, _J’ouvert_ is a play you’ll love watching. The story is honest, fun, warm, witty, heartfelt, and the perfect warm-up for Carnival. We sat down with Yasmin to find out the story behind the…

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Drama Review: Custody

Photos by Bianca Stella Written by Tom Wainwright who was inspired by the banned Migrant Media documentary Injustice, directed by Gbemisola Ikumelo and based on creator Urban Wolf’s personal experiences, Custody follows a Black British family as they experience all the different stages of grief after losing someone to police brutality.   January has seen…

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J’Ouvert: A play taking on the politics of Notting Hill Carnival

J’ouvert is an honest, fun, warm and witty story and the perfect warm-up for Carnival!

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An exclusive interview with Alexandra Afryea as Lady Macbeth

Alexandra Afryea – who has starred in Silent Witness, Care and Emmerdale – plays the leading role as Lady Macbeth in the corporate adaptation of Macbeth.  Set in 1987 during London’s stock market crash, the play explores themes of race and class in the midst of greed and genocide.  Before her performance, I was able…

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Macbeth: A familiar story re-imagined to explore themes of race, class and betrayal

Proteus presents a re-imagination of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, setting the Scotland based play in London during the 1987 stock market crash.  Directed by Mary Swan, the corporate thriller explores a disastrous era in Britain, exploring themes of race, class and betrayal in the trading room floor, which is brought to life by an all BAME cast. …

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