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Retrograde Tickets

Retrograde Tickets

20 Apr 2023 - 27 May 2023
Find out how Sidney Poitier became a formidable Black actor in Hollywood.

Retrograde Information

The Golden Age of Hollywood. Behind closed doors, aspiring actor Sidney Poitier is offered a lucrative contract that could make him a superstar. But what is he willing to do to achieve fame? Retrograde tickets are available on London Theatre now.

From the writer of award-winning, sold-out, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Ryan Calais Cameron’s new play based on a true event in 1950’s Hollywood explores the reality of a Black actor’s journey to become one of the world’s most influential voices.

Directed by Kiln Associate Director Amit Sharma (The Boy with Two Hearts), this explosive world premiere explores a moment in a career which paved ways and changed minds and perceptions, cementing the legacy of a Hollywood icon.

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Audio Described Performances: All performances
Touch Tour: Thu 18 May, 6pm
Captioned Performances: Thu 11 May 7.30pm; Fri 12 May 7.30pm; Sat 13 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Sat 20 May, 2.30pm

All performances of Retrograde will be audio described. If you require a headset please contact Kiln Theatre at 020 7328 1000 to reserve one prior to your visit. The venue cannot guarantee use of headsets if you arrive without pre-booking.

Run time

1h 40m (incl. interval)

Opening date

April 20th, 2023

Closing date

May 27th, 2023





Cast and creative

By: Ryan Calais Cameron
Director: Amit Sharma
Cast list: Ian Bonar, Ivanno Jeremiah, Daniel Lapaine
Design: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting: Amy Mae
Sound: Beth Duke

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