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Five Stars for Chiaroscuro at The Bush Theatre

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Opening Lynette Linton’s first season as artistic director at The Bush Theatre, is this tender and evocative exploration of queer women of colour across generations. Live music and spoken word collide in an explosive gig-theatre event that breathes new life into Scottish National Poet Jackie Kay’s 1986 masterpiece.

Aisha, Yomi, Beth and Opal couldn’t be more different, but when Aisha hosts a dinner party, the friends soon discover that they’re all looking for an answer to the same question. Does it lie in Aisha’s childhood? Or in Beth and Opal’s new romance? Who will tell them who they really are?

The Evening Standard has given Linton’s production a deserved five stars, observing that “this is a soulful, cathartic look at the scars inherited from lost history. Here, some of those wrongs are righted in poignant and joyous ways.”

Production directed by Lynette Linton with sound design by Richard Hammarton. Tickets available here.

Published: 9th September 2019