The Golden Age of Hollywood. Behind closed doors, aspiring actor Sidney Poitier is offered a lucrative contract that could make him a superstar. But what is he willing to do to achieve fame?
From the writer of award-winning, sold-out, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Ryan Calais Cameron’s new play based on a true event in 1950’s Hollywood explores the reality of a Black actor’s journey to become one of the world’s most influential voices.
Directed by Kiln Associate Director Amit Sharma (The Boy with Two Hearts), this explosive world premiere explores a moment in a career which paved ways and changed minds and perceptions, cementing the legacy of a Hollywood icon.
Age Guidance: 14+
Audio Described Performances: All performances
Touch Tour: Thu 18 May, 6pm
Captioned Performances: Thu 11 May 7.30pm; Fri 12 May 7.30pm; Sat 13 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Sat 20 May, 2.30pm
All performances of Retrograde will be audio described. If you require a headset please contact Kiln Theatre at 020 7328 1000 to reserve one prior to your visit. The venue cannot guarantee use of headsets if you arrive without pre-booking.
Age Guidance: 14+
Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 20th April 2023 until Sat 27th May 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: 16, 32, 189, 332, 632
Night buses: N16
Nearest rail: Brondesbury
Tube lines: Jubilee Line
Nearest tube: Kilburn
Car park: Kilburn Market Car Park
In congestion zone?: No
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Kiln Theatre, London
Running until: Sat 27th May 2023
Running time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes (incl. interval)