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Three To See on 23 Mar: Black Lives Black Words, Chinglish, Filthy Business

By | Published on Thursday 16 March 2017

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Black Lives, Black Words | Bush Theatre | 23-25 Mar
The Bush have commissioned four works by black British writers – Rachel De-Lahay, Winsome Pinnock, Somalia Seaton and Mojisola Adebayo – to contribute to the canon of ‘Black Lives, Black Words’, an international project exploring the black diaspora’s experiences in a number of large cities. They’re presented alongside previously performed pieces by American writers Idris Goodwin and Harrison David Rivers, see this page here for info.

Chinglish | Park Theatre | 22 Mar-22 Apr
“Daniel, an American, wants to open up China for his business. There are only three things standing in his way: he can’t speak the language, he can’t learn the customs, and he’s falling in love with the one woman he can’t have.” This comedy by Pulitzer nominated writer David Henry Hwang has its UK premiere at Park Theatre, following the success of the 2013 production there of another of his plays, ‘Yellow Face’. Click this link here for details.

Filthy Business | Hampstead Theatre | 10 Mar-22 Apr
This has been on for a while now, so it should be well into its stride. It’s the story of Yetta Solomon, who builds a family business from nothing, and the play, set initially in 1968, documents her efforts spanning twenty years. Tackling the theme of entrepreneurial outsiders and their impact on modern Britain, the play is by Ryan Craig, of ‘The Holy Rosenbergs’ fame, and the cast is led by the very talented Sara Kestelman. Head this way for info.



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