Strange Fruit


Alvin and Errol can't picture much of a future for themselves. They're young, Black and living in England in the 1980s, with an entire country and political system set against them. Instead they focus firmly on their past.
Strange Fruit at Bush Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Bush Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Closes: Saturday 20 July 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Powerful and compelling, Strange Fruit by Caryl Phillips (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize) is the story of a family caught between two cultures, and the uncrossable no man's land that can come between parents and their children.


Strange Fruit is the latest edition in the Passing the Baton series, following Winsome Pinnock's Leave Taking in 2018.


Synopsis


I go half way round the world and back thinking I'd made some sort of discovery and come back to find the same damn lies, the same white lies, the same black lies.


Alvin and Errol can't picture much of a future for themselves.


They're young, Black and living in England in the 1980s, with an entire country and political system set against them.


Instead they focus firmly on their past - the sunny Caribbean and heroic father they left behind when their mother brought them to England twenty years ago.


But when Alvin returns home from his grandfather's funeral a new version of their past emerges and the two brothers are caught in a desperate struggle to unearth the truth about their existence.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 12 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 July 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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Creatives


Author: Caryl Phillips
Production: Bush Theatre

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