Chiaroscuro


Aisha, Yomi, Beth and Opal couldn't be more different, but when Aisha hosts a dinner party, the friends soon discover that they're all looking for an answer to the same question. Does it lie in Aisha's childhood? Or in Beth and Opal's new romance?
Chiaroscuro at Bush Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Bush Theatre
Starts: Saturday 31 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 5 October 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Chiaroscuro will be the final edition in the Passing the Baton series, following the acclaimed revival of Winsome Pinnock's Leave Taking (2018), and the anticipated production of Caryl Phillips' Strange Fruit (2019).

Synopsis


I want to find it all now

know our names know the others in history

so many women have been lost at sea

so many stories have been swept away


Chiaroscuro: (noun) the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.


Aisha, Yomi, Beth and Opal couldn't be more different, but when Aisha hosts a dinner party, the friends soon discover that they're all looking for an answer to the same question.


Does it lie in Aisha's childhood?


Or in Beth and Opal's new romance?


Who will tell them who they really are?


What starts out as a friendly conversation between women, soon turns heated when Yomi reveals what she really thinks about Beth and Opal's relationship.


Live music and spoken word collide in an explosive gig-theatre event that breathes new life into Scottish National Poet Jackie Kay's 1986 masterpiece.


Directed by Lynette Linton (Sweat, Richard II), this bold reimagining explores the experiences of women of colour across generations and celebrates female identity from the 1980s to now.


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 31 August 2019

Press night:Friday 6 September 2019

Closes:Saturday 5 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm on 6 Sept)

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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Access information


Captioned Performance

Thu 12 Sept at 7.30pm


Audio Described Performance

Sat 28 Sept at 2.30pm


Creatives


Author: Jackie Kay
Director: Lynette Linton
Production: Bush Theatre

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