Arinzé Kene has written and performs Misty a play that it is difficult to categorise but is all the more stimulating for this. It feels like poetry as he describes the urban landscape of London with its creeping gentrification for which Kene uses the metaphor of an invasion of viruses into the human body.
Mike Bartlett is writing exciting plays about families. His debut play My Child which opened at the Royal Court showed his talent for accurately observing the terrible language of family breakup. Now he follows it up with a tale about a girl and the clash of cultures in her heritage. It starts with the girl's story and ends with that of another girl from a different world. The whole is a political allegory.