All three plays feature people coming to live in or near the London Borough of Brent in North West London. Together they tell us about the diversity of today's demographic in this part of London. The set, a telephone box with a poster about Enoch Powell and his " Rivers of Hate" speech ties all three plays together.
Out West is a collection of three one actor plays by three renowned playwrights, linked by each play illustrating differing aspects of racism and alluding to the area where the Lyric Theatre is today. One is about a mixed race marriage, one about a black woman's fight for self esteem and one about a law student from overseas arriving in Britain in the reign of Queen Victoria.
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.