Currently in full-swing at Trafalgar Studios, Misty - Arinzé Kene’s musical onslaught on the gentrification of London and how to write a play about it - has just extended its West End run after its transfer from the Bush Theatre. And rightly so. Not only does he provide some insight and truths about this city and the theatre community that no one else is presenting on stage, but he does so with a fluid fusion of rap, grime, poetry and visuals. He is making people sit up and listen to what he has to say, while making diverse audiences feel like the West End has something for them.
One thing Misty makes clear is that Arinzé Kene is an unstoppable modern performer: his wit emanates though raps, which flow with ease and anger; his movement is impassioned, while his demeanour is personable and pretty hilarious. He stars in this epic piece of gig theatre, his examination of the gentrification of the city he loves, and how to write a play about it.