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Arts, Exhibitions Events – The Suicide

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Round up of this week’s ‘must do’ arts, exhibitions, and events

Afro Vibration
Market House | 14 April 2016 *Tonight*

Tonight for the princely sum of getting to the venue you can enjoy the high energy sounds of Afrojazz, funk and highlife.  It’s a back forth evening spinning tunes from the the 60’s to modern.

The selectors DJ Freestyle & DJ Mastakut

Doors 7pm – Midnight
Free Entry
Market House
443 Coldhabour Lane
Brixton SW9 8LN

Les Blancs 
National Theatre | To 2 June 2016
by Lorraine Hansberry

An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial tensions boil over. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.

A family and a nation fall apart under the pressure to determine their own identity as this brave, illuminating and powerful play confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.

Lorraine Hansberry was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway.  Written eleven years after A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry’s final drama is an unknown masterpiece of the American stage and a highly theatrical search for the soul of post-colonial Africa.

Running Time: Approx 3 hours inc interval
Tickets £15 – £35
Olivier Threatre @ National Theatre | Southbank
Upper Ground,
London SE1 9PX,
Phone: 020 7452 3000

The Suicide 
National Theatre | To 25 June 2016
by Suhayla El-Bushra, after Erdman

The Suicide is a comedy.  The main character is Sam.  Things are getting tough for Sam. No job, benefits stopped and stuck in a tiny flat with his girlfriend Maya and her mum. The pressure is building. It feels like there might be only one way out.

But every ending is a beginning and there are plenty of people keen to capitalise on Sam’s momentous decision. From corrupt local politicians to social media-savvy kids, everyone wants a piece of Sam’s demise. It scarcely matters what Sam actually wants. Faced with the promise of immortality, what’s his life worth?

Suhayla El-Bushra takes the satiric masterpiece by Nikolai Erdman and smashes it into contemporary urban Britain, bringing hip-hop, live music and fast-paced humour to the Lyttelton. It’s provocative and funny.

See review

Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins inc interval
Tickets £15 – £35
Lyttelton Theatre @ National Theatre | Southbank
Upper Ground,
London SE1 9PX,
Phone: 020 7452 3000

By Joe Penhall
Young Vic | 12 May – 05 July

The lunatics are running the asylum in Joe Penhall’s 2000 play, which is set in a psychiatric hospital where Christopher, a young black man, has been detained for one month after behaving oddly in a West London market. Tomorrow he must either be sent home to his White City flat or be resectioned. Christopher wants out! The problem is he still thinks oranges are blue.

His doctor convinced he needs help, wants to Section him. The senior consultant thinks it’s all a question of culture: at home in Shepherd’s Bush Christopher will be amongst ‘people who think just like him’. And besides, it costs taxpayer money to keep Christopher in care.

Race, ethics, sanity and prejudice collide in Joe Penhall’s exquisitely sharp ‘state of the nation’ classic.

12 May – 18 Jun
Previews: (12-18 May)limited tickets £10, £20
Tickets: £10, £20, £29, £35
The Old Vic
66 The Cut
Waterloo, London
020 7922 2922

Prom 6: Gospel Prom
Royal Albert Hall | 19 July 22:15

The second ever Gospel Prom and an opportunity to hear some of the best Gospel music on offer, courtesy of the London Community Gospel Choir, the London Adventist Chorale and the V9 Collective. I would go just to hear YolanDa Brown

Doors: 9:45pm Starts: 10:15pm
Tickets  £7.50 to £25 (plus booking fee)
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AP
Box Office 020 7589 8212

The BBC Proms @ Peckham Car Park
Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park | 3 September 2016
Proms at Peckham. Really!

Reserved Seats: £12.00
Unreserved Seats  £06.00
Standing Tickets: £06.00 (booking fees apply).
Tickets can only be bought in advance from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office.

A limited number of standing places will also be available at the venue.
11.00am (for the first performance)
12.00pm (for the second performance)

Bold Tendencies
Floors 7-10,
95A Rye Lane
London SE15 4TG

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