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Winsome Pinnock is "the godmother of Black British playwrights" (The Guardian) who defined and inspired a generation with her work for the stage.
She won the George Devine Award for Leave Taking in 1991 and was the first black British woman to have a play produced at the National Theatre.
She has written numerous, award-winning plays that put black experiences centre-stage.
In 2017, Winsome's short play The Principles of Cartography opened the newly refurbished Bush Theatre as part of Black Lives, Black Words.
Leave Taking is a beautifully observed, moving account of a second generation immigrant family navigating the familial conflicts between generations and cultures.
The play was first produced at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1987.
Madani Younis (The Royale) directs the contemporary revival of this classic, award-winning play.
"That girl heading for big trouble.
I try to warn her but she won't take telling.
She think she know everything.
Think she a woman."
A single mother travelled to England determined to make a good life for her family.
Now Enid and her two daughters search for a way to feel rooted in a land where they're invisible.
With one daughter prepping for university happy to lead "a quiet life" and the other doing anything but, what's a mother to do except call upon the local 'obeah' woman for some traditional Caribbean soul healing.
Family secrets are soon revealed and tragedy rekindles Enid's longing for home.
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London W12 8LJ
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Audio described performance:
Sat 9 Jun, 2.30pm
Thurs 21 Jun, 7.30pm
Author: Winsome Pinnock
Director: Madani Younis