Arinzé Kene’s hit play Misty is set to transfer to Trafalgar Studios following a sell-out premiere run at the Bush Theatre earlier this year. Kene has previously been seen in the Old Vic production of the Bob Dylan musical Girl from the North Country, and One Night in Miami at the Donmar Warehouse, while his writing credits include good dog and God’s Property. A blend of gig theatre, spoken art and direct address, the piece is described as a lyrical journey ‘through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city London’.
“Here is the city that we live in
Notice that the city that we live in is alive
Analyse our city and you’ll find that our city even has bodily features
Our city’s organs function like any living creature
Our city is a living creature
And if you’re wise enough, you’ll know not all of us are blood cells…
Some of us are viruses.”
Arinzé delivers an epic, lyrical journey through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city London. An inventive blend of gig theatre, spoken word, live art and direct address, Misty confronts the assumptions and expectations underpinning the act of telling a story.
Misty is directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (NASSIM, One Cold Dark Night, Islands) and will feature an original musical score performed live during the show.