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14 May/28 June/20 July
Flipping the Script: the best untold stories of black Britain

Flipping the Script gives you the chance to hear a few of the thousands of different voices that make up the black British experience. Featuring a selection of some of the rich abundance of plays reaching Talawa, the season showcases work by Faith Miller, Olu Alakija and Kolton Lee.

14 May, 7pm
Winsome's Daughter by Faith Miller

Winsome's daughter lives in a hostel. She's angry and alienated from society. Her chief way of ending a conversation is with a bone crunching head-butt. When Esther - a shrewd social worker - turns up, everything changes. Esther's philosophy is, "all humans want to thrive". Winsome's daughter recognises this and tries to change. But can she take a leap of faith?

28 June, 7pm
The Only Way by Olu Alakija

Amba and Ben are part of the new Black middle class. After Ben loses his job he happily takes a back seat; that is until they take on a lodger. Jae, quietly and corrosively reminds Ben of Amba's place. His insidious intrusion exposes the fragility of the relationship, and leads to a climax that will change both of their lives forever.

20 July, 7pm
Brixton Stories
An adaptation of Alex Wheatle's novel by Kolton Lee

It's 1985. Against a backdrop of racial tension that will eventually lead to the Brixton Riots, we meet a bunch of wily teenagers. Dabbling in drugs, partying, petty crime and misdemeanours, we follow them as they try to find love, self expression and freedom. Brixton Rock gives us a fascinating snapshot of Black London in the early eighties.

Time: 7.00pm
Address: Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Info: www.talawa.com

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