Zodwa Nyoni | The Darkest Part of the Night

Interview by: Christina Nicole
Published: Wednesday, 27th July 2022, 7:30am

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.

NEED TO KNOW: The Darkest Part of the Night is at the Kiln Theatre from 14 July to 13 August 2022 | Read our 4 star review