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Lenny Henry stars as Othello

Lenny Henry stars as Othello
Tours Dates | 14 Feb - 10 May 2009

Lenny Henry heads an ensemble cast of twelve in a new staging of William Shakespeare’s Othello...

Havana Rumba! The New Generation

Havana Rumba! The New Generation
Havana Rumba is at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith | 31 March to 3 May 2009

Riverside Studios is delighted to present the UK premier of Havana Rumba!

Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman

Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman
National Theatre, South Bank | 1 April to 17 June 2009

Nigeria, 1943. The King is dead, and tonight his Horseman must escort him to the Ancestors...

A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table
Camden People’s Theatre | 15 April - 2 May 2009

An international company of performers, artists, experts and eye witnesses invites the audience to take a place at the table...

Nina and Shaz

Nina and Shaz
Brockley Jack Theatre | 15 April – 3 May 2009

"People died for that dream - for all of us. We mustn't forget that. And now we got black men killin' each other! That ain't what we fought for.”

Bad Blood Blues by Paul Sirett

Bad Blood Blues by Paul Sirett
Theatre Royal Stratford East | 21 April to 9 May 2009

Are Africans being exploited as ‘guinea pigs' to test new drugs for multi-national pharmaceutical companies?

Little Angel Theatre Presents Handa's Hen by Eileen Browne

Little Angel Theatre Presents Handa's Hen by Eileen Browne
Little Angel Theatre | Wednesdays – Sundays  25 April to 5 July

Little Angel Theatre announce their new production of Handa's Hen by Eileen Browne. This engaging, interactive play is for 2-5 year olds.

In His Hands

In His Hands
Oxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, London | April 27 - 2 May 2009

Matthew Xia directs the young cast of Urban Theatre in a Film Noir styled exploration of gun trafficking and the lives it affects...

Fixer by Lydia Adetunji at the HighTide Festival

Fixer by Lydia Adetunji at the HighTide Festival
The Cut, Halesworth | Monday 27 April – Sunday 10 May 2009

Northern Nigeria. An oil pipeline, a group of rebels, a multinational, two journalists – and, in the middle of it all, a man trying to get by.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights
The Lyric Hammersmith | 29 April to 23 May 2009
Touring nationally from 13 March ­ 20 June

The scorched desert landscape of Rajasthan is the setting for this musical interpretation of Emily Brontë's classic tale of passion...

The Observer by Matt Charman

The Observer by Matt Charman
Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre | May - 7 July 2009

An international group of observers arrives in a West African country to oversee and rubber stamp its first democratic election.

Breakin’ Convention 09 UK Tour

Breakin’ Convention 09 UK Tour: The Sixth Annual International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre
UK Tour | 4 - 30 May 2009

Headlining: VII Gems Rock Division feat. Ken Swift (USA) Rockin' It.

Security will be at the Albany Theatre on 6 May

Security
Albany Theatre | 6 May 2009

This comical and moving tale of unexpected friendship confronts the issues of security and identity through a fusion of performance poetry...

Death of a Black Man

Death of a Black Man
Hampstead Theatre | 7 May, 2009

From a furnished flat in Chelsea, 19-year-old Shakie runs his entrepreneurial empire selling Scottish best peat water to American tourists on the King’s road.

Evidence, a Dance Company: Ronald K Brown

Evidence, a Dance Company: Ronald K Brown
Southbank Centre on 7 & 8 May 2009

Choreographer-dancer Ronald K Brown is celebrated for his powerful, impassioned and distinct fusion of African dance with spoken word...

Serious Money

Serious Money
Birmingham Rep from 8 to 23 May 2009

As the world financial markets crumble, Birmingham Repertory Theatre will present a major revival of Serious Money, Caryl Churchill’s...

Windmill Baby at Origins - Festival of First Nations

Windmill Baby at Origins - Festival of First Nations
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith from 12 to 17 May 2009

Origins is the UK’s inaugural festival of First Nations Creative Art. Groundbreaking artists from the indigenous cultures of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA are brought together in London...

A Mother Speaks

A Mother Speaks
St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation & Peace | 14 May 2009

This powerful monologue deals with the devastating aftermath of gun crime seen through the eyes of the mother of 17-year-old Gavin Morris...

Planning Permission

Planning Permission
Unity Theatre, Liverpoo | 14 and 15 May 2009

How well do you know the person living next door? A community council meeting is underway.  A new video shop has been proposed...

Dis Shoodbe on TV

Dis Shoodbe on TV
The Hackney Empire | 14 - 17 May 2009

The next generation comedy sketch show.  Are you ready to laugh real hard?

Sister Act

Sister Act The Musical
London Palladium | 2 June with previews from 6 May 2009

Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment are delighted to announce that they will produce the Premiere of Sister Act...

Ìyà-Ilé (The First Wife) presented by Tiata Fahodzi and Soho Theatre by Oladipo Agboluaje and directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr

Ìyà-Ilé (The First Wife) presented by Tiata Fahodzi and Soho Theatre by Oladipo Agboluaje and directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr
Soho Theatre | 14 May - 20 June 2009

Lust. Power. Deceit. The Adeyemi family is back in business

Foreplay by Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom

Foreplay by Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom
Theatre Royal Stratford East | 22 May to 13 June 2009

This is a modern South African adaptation of Reigen, about a series of ten love scenes of interconnected characters in different sexual situations.

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