What we're about

Hi Ladies and Gentleman

This is a meetup group for London theatre lovers out there.

Theatre is a huge passion of mine and I wanted to find other people with a similar passion. I particularly have an interest in theatre that recounts the black experience ,whether that be in the UK or abroad and many a time when I go to such shows, the turnout is not as full as I would like, hence the main reason for starting this group.

The plan is to watch shows from the likes of Arinze Kene, Wole Soyinka,Debbie Tucker Green, Roy Williams, August Wilson, Lorraine Hansbury, Inua Elams etc

We will aim to shine a light on these productions, go down and support have fun and hopefully get to know each other in the process.

I look forward to seeing many plays together :-)

Upcoming events (5)

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide. Zoom debrief

Inspired by personal events, for colored girls weaves poetry, song, and movement to tell the story of seven women of color, each identified solely by a color. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fry3Si40BPc&t=1935s

Please watch show before the call. It is 70 minutes long.

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81060785602?pwd=MHRJRWlkS0lzWHpoUkRWNVN4eUo4Zz09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: LOBT1

Iyalode of Eti (The Duchess of Malfi). Zoom debrief

Online event

A unique West African transposition of one of the greatest dramas ever written, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.

The recently widowed Iyalode, a young, beautiful chief longs to marry her low-born lover, Oguntade. Her brothers vehemently forbid it, but Iyalode secretly marries and gives birth. If the brothers discover the deceit, a trail of torture, torment, betrayal and murder could follow…

Iyalode of Eti is a theatre event replete with music, poetry, dance and movement, transposing the Duchess of Malfi’s original setting to pre-colonial Yoruba land with its many sights, sounds and colours. The play’s themes – abuse of power, corruption, the status of women, gender equality, family, honour and revenge are still very relevant to today’s society.
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Tickets cost £10 and are available here

https://streaming.utopiatheatre.co.uk/productions/5/iyalode-of-eti-the-duchess-of-malfi-by-john-webster

Please watch show before call. Running time TBC

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84371810056?pwd=a1FUbTVXYkMrQWxaTHJFeGRLaS9DZz09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: LOBT1

Gone Too Far. Livestream and Zoom debrief

Online event

Nigeria, England, America, Jamaica; are you proud of where you’re from?

When two brothers from different continents go down the street to buy a pint of milk, they lift the lid on a disunited nation: a world where everyone wants to be an individual but no one wants to stand out from the crowd, and where respect is always demanded but rarely freely given.

Winner of the 2019 JMK Young Director award, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu directs this comic, vibrant and perceptive exploration of identity and culture by Bola Agbaje, described as “an iconic dramatist for an entire generation of young playwrights” by Simon Stephens.

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https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/spring_2021/summer_2021_dramas_sign_up/

It is free to watch but registration required.

This will be broadcast live from 2pm on Saturday 22nd May.

After the show we will have our usual Zoom debrief.

Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83192601534?pwd=amJUaHlXczM5ZzAvbzRSc0F3V0hxUT09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: LOBT1

Purlie. Zoom debrief

Online event

Billed as Broadway's first gospel musical, "Purlie" tells the story of an African-American preacher in the Jim Crow South who matches wits with an avaricious plantation owner named Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee to save his hometown church from destruction.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOn3Vpksk0w&t=5500s

Please watch show before joining call. It is 2 hours 20 minutes long

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81003951538?pwd=RFYwMzV5UEJaL093aSsvYWx3S0ZBUT09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: LOBT1

Past events (123)

Metsi. Zoom debrief

Online event

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