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Black Theatre EDIT Sept 2023: Death of England, Brassic FM, The Architect, The Legends of Them, Red Pitch and more…

Black Theatre EDIT Sept 2023: Death of England, Brassic FM, The Architect, The Legends of Them, Red Pitch and more…

Looking for some exciting theatre performances in London this September? Look no further! Here are some compelling shows that you won’t want to miss: with themes of discovery, race, class, cancel culture, gentifrication and more there is something for everyone. (Main image: Twelve Night Rebekah Murrell)

Jo Martin at NT
  1. “Death of England: Closing Time” by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams
    • Dates: 13 September — 11 November
    • Venue: National Theatre
    • Description: Jo Martin (Doctor Who) and Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) portray Denise and Carly in this thought-provoking drama exploring family dynamics, race, colonialism, and cancel culture. Learn more
Jonny Britcher Gate Theatre
  1. “Brassic FM” by poet Zia Ahmed and Stef O’Driscoll
    • Dates: 04—30 September
    • Venue: Gate Theatre
    • Description: A theatrical mixtape celebrating working-class culture and music, “Brassic FM” is a love letter to the people of the city. Learn more
  2. “The Legends of Them” by Sutara Gayle AKA Lorna Gee
    • Dates: 14 — 30 September
    • Venue: BRX House Theatre
    • Description: Experience high-octane musical numbers and a virtuoso solo performance in “The Legends of Them,” a unique theatrical journey presented by Hackney Showroom. Learn more
  3. “Red Pitch” by Tyrell Williams
    • Dates: 07—30 September
    • Venue: Bush Theatre
    • Description: “Red Pitch” tells a powerful story of gentrification versus regeneration and the impact of relentless change on London’s communities. Learn more
  4. “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza
    • Dates: Until 30 September
    • Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
    • Description: Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” exposes the darker side of adults’ behavior with sharp, corrosive wit. Prepare for a darkly funny roller-coaster ride. Learn more
  1. “Everyone asked of you yesterday” by YiA
    • Dates: 06—09 September
    • Venue: Chelsea Theatre Creative
    • Description: This performance delves into the journey of self-discovery and the struggles young black men face in opening up emotionally. Discover the importance of self-love. Learn more
  2. “Cuffed” by Ashley Byam
    • Dates: 15—16 September
    • Venue: Theatre503
    • Description: “Cuffed” is a romantic multiverse drama exploring first love, jealousy, and the complexities of Black masculinity and the queer experience. Learn more
  3. “Twelfth Night” at the Globe
    • Dates: 17 September
    • Venue: Shakespeare’s Globe
    • Description: Enjoy Shakespeare’s classic comedy “Twelfth Night” at the iconic Globe Theatre, where mistaken identities and love triangles abound. Learn more
  1. “The Effect” at the National Theatre
    • Dates: Until 7th October read our review here
    • Venue: National Theatre
    • Description: “The Effect” is a thought-provoking play that explores the effects of love and pharmaceuticals. It’s a compelling exploration of human emotions and relationships. Learn more
  2. “A Mirror” at the Almeida Theatre
    • Dates: Check the Almeida Theatre website for specific dates
    • Venue: Almeida Theatre
    • Description: “A Mirror” is a captivating production that reflects on identity, self-perception, and the power of introspection. Experience a unique theatrical journey. Learn more

“The Architect” at the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

  • Dates: Check the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival website for specific dates
  • Venue: Various locations as part of the festival
  • Description: “The Architect” is a gripping drama that delves into the world of architecture and ethics. Follow the story of an architect faced with a moral dilemma as part of the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival. Learn more

Please make sure to check the festival’s website for specific dates and locations for “The Architect” as it is part of the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.