REVIEW: Julius Caesar, Noel Coward Theatre (2012)

In a wonderful production for the Royal Shakespeare Company, its new Artistic Director Gregory Doran sets Julius Caesar in Africa using an all black cast of Britain's finest actors. Somehow the rhythm of Shakespearean verse and the clarity of the African pronunciation, along with the political theme of power politics and regime change, work well in the new setting.

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REVIEW: Elmina’s Kitchen, Cottesloe Theatre  (2003)
Paterson Joseph as Deli and Emmanuel Idowu as Ashley - Photo: Ivan Kyncl

REVIEW: Elmina’s Kitchen, Cottesloe Theatre (2003)

Elmina's Kitchen is not just a good play from Kwame Kwei-Armah, it is an important play because it addresses the issues of black youth sub culture and criminality. Named after Elmina's Castle, a slave prison on Africa's Ghanaian coast where African men were held before being shipped to the West Indies or the Americas, Elmina's Kitchen looks at the inheritance of British black youth of the twenty first century.

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