Opened 16 Dec 2004
Written: by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Directed: Angus Jackson
Cast: Claire Benedict (Norma), Jeffery Kissoon (Brother Kiyi), Mo Sesay Carl), Nina Sosanya Alice), Steve Toussaint (Kwesi).
Synopsis: It’s Black History month but you wouldn’t know it in Tottenham where Revive PLC plan to turn Kwesi’s All Black African Party hotbed into luxury flats, and it looks like Kiyi’s ‘conscious’ bookstore will soon go the same way. And then a beautiful visitor shows up in their midst and life goes from bad to worse.
What the critics had to say.....
NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Beautifully acted and modulated production." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Although the play climaxes in a welter of revelations, it has dramatic impetus and universal relevance...Richly eloquent new play" BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "The characters are strongly drawn, the dialogue often sharp and funny." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Clearly heartfelt but somewhat creaky piece exploring the broader issue of black identity."
Production photo by Catherine Ashmore