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Pick of The Week The Incident

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The Incident
16 – 19 Oct Tickets

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‘Why do I have to represent a whole race when I just want to represent me?’

An intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe

Can love can keep two people together when the stakes are raised? How ‘progressive’ are people really, when they’re confronted with difficult choices? How far are people willing to go to understand people with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds?

The Incident explores the realities of living in a different culture, far from family, support, and tradition. It takes a closer at who we allow to belong in our societies and what it means to be an ambitious, non-white woman in a mostly white male dominated society.

The Incident is new play by that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe.

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The Incident was created collaboratively between Swedish writer Joakim Daun and American Dramaturge Zoë Guzy-Sprague. The play premiered at the Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe in 2017 and was part of the main stage program at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa 2018 where it was directed by Elizabeth Zaza Muchemwa


Flick of The Week aKASHA

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11 Oct 92 Mins 15

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Adnan, a revolutionary soldier, revels in having shot down a MiG fighter plane with the beloved AK47 he calls Nancy. In fact, his affection for the gun is rivalled only by his love for long-suffering girlfriend Lina.

When Adnan is late to return to his unit after taking some leave, his commander orders a round-up of deserters. Caught off guard in Lina’s company, Adnan makes off in a hurry, leaving his gun in her bedroom.

Whilst on the run, he encounters Absi, another deserter, and together they hatch a plan to retrieve Adnan’s gun from Lina.

A romantic drama with comic asides is the last thing you might expect in the midst of conflict, but this film is exactly that, prioritising rich characterisation over the theatrics of war.

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Freeman
16 – 20 Oct Tickets

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Throughout time and across waters, from William Freeman to Sarah Reed, six true stories are threaded together and told through physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more. History is bound to repeat itself when the thumb is permanently bearing down on the loop button, so has anything really changed?

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Winner of a Spirit of the Fringe Award and shortlisted for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award, Freeman is inspired by the first man in America to plead Insanity as his defence and sees writer Camilla Whitehill (Where Do Little Birds Go?) and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism.



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Ear for Eye
25 Oct – 24 Nov Tickets

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Snapshots of lives, snapshots of experiences of protest; violence vs non-violence, direct action vs demonstrations, ear for eye follows characters navigating their way through society today.

The piece focuses on the idea that patience is running out when it comes to change for black British and African American communities.

Ear for eye is the latest work by Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning writer and director debbie tucker green, one of theatre’s most original and internationally acclaimed voices. Her previous plays for the Royal Court include a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun), hang, truth & reconciliation, and random.

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White Teeth
26 Oct – 22 Dec Tickets

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You’re in Kilburn. Melting pot where nothing’s actually melted. It’s all just kinda stuck together at the bottom in a gooey mess.

Rosie Jones, the Iqbal twins, their parents, their grandparents, Mad Mary and an avalanche of other characters who make up the everyday chaos of Kilburn High Road come together in an extraordinary revelry of NW6. An epic comedy with music and dance, this theatrical rollercoaster takes us on a fast-paced journey through history, different cultures and chance encounters.

Zadie Smith’s breakthrough novel is adapted for stage by acclaimed playwright Stephen Sharkey and directed by Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham in a major world premiere.

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Black History Month Museum of London
Until 31 October Free Drop In

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Discover 2,000 years of the history of Black Londoners, from the Roman era to modern day. Hear stories of those who were once enslaved but fought for freedom after stepping foot in London; the arrival of SS Windrush 70 years ago and how punk, reggae, soul and ska musicians gathered together to fight racism in the 70s

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Slavery, culture & collecting
Until 15 Sept 2019 Info

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An exploration ofthe challenging relationship between European culture and transatlantic slavery

Slavery, culture & collecting follows slave owner and art collector George Hibbert whose wealth generated by slavery was used to create cultural institutions.

The wealth generated by slavery was used to create cultural institutions such as museums, universities, art galleries and charities. Advocates of slavery would then use culture in their arguments for the continuing use of enslaved labour, on the grounds that Africans needed the “civilising influence” of Europe.

The display contains a short film, as well as objects from the collection to encourage further debate around this challenging issue.

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Maydays
Until 20 Oct Tickets

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Maydays tells the story of the idealistic young who came of age in 1968 and were drawn into revolutionary politics; of defection from east to west as well as from left to right. It is told through a number of interlocking stories, across three continents and 25 years of tumultuous history.

In a new age of radical leftism and global politics, this new version of David Edgar’s 1983 award-winning hit play has startling parallels to the political revolution of the Millennial Generation.

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The Sweet Science of Bruising
Until 27 Oct Tickets

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“When that bell rings, your life is entirely in your hands.”

London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring. As their lives begin to intertwine their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs where the women fight inequality as well as each other. But with the final showdown approaching only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World…

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Based on historical research into 19th century women’s boxing, The Sweet Science of Bruising is a fascinating new play by Joy Wilkinson (Verity Bargate Award winner and new series writer for Doctor Who). Featuring an ensemble cast and thrilling up-close boxing matches, this is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism.


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IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE
16 Oct – 10 Nov Tickets

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“And there’s blood pouring out of this man’s throat. Because these two women are beheading him – did I not mention that?”

Based on surviving court transcripts, this new play dramatises the seven-month trial that gripped Renaissance Rome, and asks how much has changed in the last four centuries.

Blending myth, history and contemporary commentary, this is the story of how a woman took revenge through her art to become one of the most successful painters of her generation.

Please note, this performance contains some nudity.

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Running time: 1 hour.



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The Human Voice
Until 13 Oct Tickets

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I know it’s so stupid, but it’s like I slept with you in the palm of my hand because, if nothing else, we’re connected by the phone.’

Don’t miss this extraordinary and heartbreaking monologue of a lost love. Jean Cocteau’s iconic play explores how technology disrupts our most intimate relationships, with audiences listening in via headphones on a final phone call between two lovers.

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The Wolves
24 Oct – 17 Nov Tickets

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Stretch, squat, lunge, kick, the girls are warming up, a pack of teenage warriors ready for battle and out to score some goals.

From their plot of astro turf, the girls gossip, joke and wrestle with the big and small questions of our times, whilst trying to remain unbeaten in their high school soccer league.

Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning debut play receives its European Premiere at Theatre Royal Stratford East in a new production directed by Ellen McDougall. Tickets from just £10.

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BREXIT- Advanced Notice
30 Oct – 17 Nov Tickets

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Hilarious, smash-hit satire about a Tory MP’s befuddled attempts to unite his warring party Sound familiar?

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The Son – Advanced Notice
20 Feb – 23 March 2019 Tickets

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It’s just that I’m not like the others…

As a family breaks down, a son begins to unravel. Nicolas is skipping school, lying to his family, hiding strange objects under his mattress. Is this typical teenager behaviour or a warning sign of hopelessness?

The highly anticipated UK premiere of The Son follows the sold out Olivier Award-winning The Father (Theatre Royal Bath, Tricycle Theatre, West End, National Tour) and the critically-acclaimed The Mother by Moliere Award-winning playwright Florian Zeller, directed by Michael Longhurst.

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