As Shirley and Dwight bury their mother, they remember their upbringing in 1980s Chapeltown, Leeds differently. In the height of racial discrimination, police brutality and poverty, the struggle for survival ripped through their family.
Dwight was discovering what it meant to be a young black boy with autism in a world determined never to understand him. Shirley was desperately trying to forge her own independence away from unfair expectations at school and home.
Now as adults, they need to bring together the fractured pieces of their past to move forward together.
Nancy Medina directs Zodwa Nyoni’s gripping and heartfelt drama that explores the complexities and beauty of what it really means to care for one another.
Captioned Performance: 1 August, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: 4 August, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: 6 August, 2.30pm
Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 14th July 2022 until Sat 13th August 2022.
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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The Darkest Part of the Night
Kiln Theatre, London
Sat 13th August 2022