Photo credit: Kiln Theatre (Photo by Phillip Vile)

‘Black Love’ to launch new Kiln Theatre season

The play explores family and racial relations in modern-day Britain.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After a national tour, Chinonyerem Odimba's Black Love will run at the Kiln Theatre for a limited engagement next year. Black Love begins previews at the Kiln Theatre on 28 March, with an opening night on 1 April and performances to 23 April.

The Kiln Theatre's artistic director, Indhu Rubasingham said: "It is a pleasure to bring Black Love to the Kiln stage - it's a beautiful, theatrical piece that will resonate with many."

Black Love follows Aurora and Orion, two siblings who live in a small London flat. Surrounded by childhood memories, the pair have to rekindle their friendship before they become family once more.

The Black Love play is by Chinonyerem Odimba. Her plays include The Bird Woman of Lewisham at the Arcola Theatre, and Rainy Season and His Name is Ishmael at Bristol Old Vic. Odimba also directs, with Katie Posner, and music is by Ben and Max Ringham.

For Black Love, the Kiln Theatre will be transformed into an in-the-round theatre. Black Love casting is to be announced.

Black Love is at the Kiln Theatre from 28 March to 23 April.

Photo credit: Kiln Theatre (Photo by Phillip Vile)


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