The Kiln has announced two world premieres which have been commissioned and developed by the theatre over the past few years.
The first is Girl on an Altar by Marina Carr, directed by Annabelle Comyn followed by The Darkest Part of the Night by Zodwa Nyoni, directed by Nancy Medina.
These productions will follow Black Love by Chinonyerem Odimba, which opens next month.
GIRL ON AN ALTAR
by Marina Carr
Directed by Annabelle Comyn
19 May – 25 June
Clytemnestra’s world is torn apart when her husband, Agamemnon, sacrifices their daughter for the sake of war. Ten years on from this unthinkable tragedy, the couple are reunited. What follows is a dangerous battle of love, grief and power.
Marina Carr’s (Blood Wedding, By the Bog of Cats) re-telling of the infamous Greek myth brings Clytemnestra’s story to the forefront and asks is it possible to forgive the unforgiveable? Directed by Annabelle Comyn (Ravens: Spassky vs Fischer, Dancing at Lughnasa).
THE DARKEST PART OF THE NIGHT
by Zodwa Nyoni
Directed by Nancy Medina
14 July – 13 August
As Shirley and Dwight bury their mother, they remember their upbringing in 1980s Chapeltown, Leeds differently. In the height of racial discrimination, police brutality and poverty, the struggle for survival ripped through their family.
Dwight was discovering what it meant to be a young black boy with autism in a world determined never to understand him. Shirley was desperately trying to forge her own independence away from unfair expectations at school and home.
Now as adults, they need to bring together the fractured pieces of their past to move forward together.
Nancy Medina (Trouble in Mind, The Half God of Rainfall) directs Zodwa Nyoni (Nine Lives)’s gripping and heartfelt drama that explores the complexities and beauty of what it really means to care for one another.