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Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

Bush Theatre, London
Strange Fruit
Bush Theatre, London

Alvin and Errol can’t picture much of a future for themselves. They’re young, Black and living in England in the 1980s, with an entire country and political system set against them. Instead they focus firmly on their past – the sunny Caribbean and heroic father they left behind when their mother brought them to England twenty years ago.

But when Alvin returns home from his grandfather’s funeral a new version of their past emerges and the two brothers are caught in a desperate struggle to unearth the truth about their existence.

Powerful and compelling, Strange Fruit by Caryl Phillips (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize) is the story of a family caught between two cultures, and the uncrossable no man’s land that can come between parents and their children. It will be directed by Nancy Medina (Persistence of Memory, Dutchman).

Strange Fruit is the latest edition in the Passing the Baton series, following Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking in 2018.

Previews from |
12th June 2019
Opening date |
17th June 2019
Booking from |
15th April 2021
Available until |
27th July 2019
Closes |
27th July 2019
Caryl Phillips
Nancy Medina
Sally Ferguson
Max Johns
Cast list:
Jonathan Ajayi, Rakie Ayola, Debra Michaels, Tilly Steele and Tok Stephen

Bush Theatre Venue Information

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
Venue Box Office:
020 8743 5050
Nearest tube:
Shepherd Bush

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