Quick CHAT: Wil Johnson Actor

Wil Johnson is on stage playing Broderick in Winsome Pinnock’s play Leave Taking.
The Play: “Leave Taking is a beautifully observed, moving account of a second generation immigrant family navigating the familial conflicts between generations”

Johnson is a British actor with notable credits, earlier roles include The Bill followed by a long list of credits for both screen and stage: Babyfather, Holby City, Othello, Waking the Dead, Waterloo Road, Emmerdale, Outlander to mention a few. Alt A had a Quick Chat with the star between performances.

Why is Leaving Taking an important play?  “There many themes in the play that touch upon the whole Windrush situation. The play is also a celebration of Caribbean culture and there are certain characters in this play that I believe to be ironic, who are dying out and their voices need to be heard. The play resuscitates those voices and we need that within our culture”.

On his character ….. “Uncle Brod, he is the voice of the people that’s what I call it, the voice of the people . He is the uncle that we all know and we all love, can all relate to but beneath all that there is a lot of pain”.

Leave Taking is on stage at the Bush Theatre until 30 June Book Tickets.  You might be able to grab a ticket for the matinee performance on Saturday 2:30pm. #Windrush70 #LeaveTaking

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