Cheeky Little Brown  by Nkenna Akunna
24-28 Oct 2023

Belgrade Theatre

Cheeky Little Brown  by Nkenna Akunna
Cheeky Little Brown by Nkenna Akunna

How do you break up with your best friend?

“When you’ve known someone basically your whole life,
Since you were five,
And you know all the same people,
And everyone you know knows you as one special Thing,

Meet Lady, a determined sharp-tongued charmer who loves her best friend Gemma as much as she loves a late-night kebab. It’s Gemma’s birthday party. The two haven’t seen each other for six months.

Cheeky Little Brown, by Papatango Prize-winning playwright Nkenna Akunna (Some of Us Exist in the Future), is a failed night out, a musical, a show about heartbreak and queerness, taking place on a journey through the city Lady calls home.

With original songs, this coming-of-age story examines a friendship between two Black women, on diverging paths of self-love and acceptance.

NEED TO KNOW: Cheeky Little Brown plays at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from 24 to 28 Oct 2023