14 Jan to 4 Feb 2022

Young Vic

Conundrum, Young Vic
Conundrum, Young Vic

An intimate tale of self-discovery, liberation and bliss.

This evocative new drama, written and directed by Paul Anthony Morris, dives headlong into a powerful exploration of one man’s trajectory of embracing then owning self-acceptance.

Anthony Ofoegbu (Barber Shop Chronicles) plays Fidel, who prompted by old diary entries, conducts a personal life review to identify his greatest challenges. Possessing an unusually high IQ and initially critiquing society, Fidel becomes alarmed by the prospect that he too, is responsible for undermining his own wellbeing. Perplexed by this conundrum, Fidel embarks on a reflective journey seeking answers to some of life’s most relatable questions: Who am I and why am I here?

Show Warnings
This show contains themes of racism, grief and bereavement, mental and physical illness, blood and violent images.

Image Credit: Sarah Hickson

Crying in the Wilderness Productions is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional generous support from the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and Thrive London.

Conundrum is also supported by Black Thrive Global, Certain Blacks, Creative Elements, Honey Tongued Productions, NDT Broadgate, Nomad Creative Consultancy, Adopt A Playwright Award and their generous team of crowdfunders and donors.

NEED TO KNOW: Conundrum is at the Young Vic from 14 Jan to 4 Feb 2022