REVIEW: The Death of a Black Man, Hampstead Theatre (2021)
Toyin Omari-Kinch as Stumpie, Natalie Simpson as Jackie and Nickcolia King-N'da as Shakie (Photo: Marc Brenner)

REVIEW: The Death of a Black Man, Hampstead Theatre (2021)

Its very title would have conjured up then, as it does now, the unnecessary death of a man in custody or at the hands of the police.  Although in the play there is the death of Shakie (Nickcolia King-N'da)'s father, a jazz musician in Manchester, the title The Death of a Black Man may be a metaphor.  

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REVIEW: Two Horsemen, Jermyn Street Theatre (2021)
Jermyn Street Theatre

REVIEW: Two Horsemen, Jermyn Street Theatre (2021)

The first long speech is the schoolboys' perpetual source of humour: carboard ripping and toxic smelling flatulence. Banza, attributing this to his bean laden diet, recalls how his teacher led an investigation into the culprit. With small primary school boys and a good sense of the ridiculous, she held them aloft to nasally detect the waft of lingering aroma.

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REVIEW: Death of England: Delroy, Olivier National Theatre.  The production will now be streamed for free on 27 November and return for live performances in Spring 2021.​
Michael Balogun as Delroy (Photo: Spencer Murphy)

REVIEW: Death of England: Delroy, Olivier National Theatre. The production will now be streamed for free on 27 November and return for live performances in Spring 2021.​

Michael Balogan shows a terrific range, a bravura performance and his alienation is a real cause for sadness. You feel in this play the disappointing human experience that has gone in to writing, directing and acting in it.

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