In Search of a White Identity

London theatre news: Monday 9 November 2020

Online - Streaming

A new digital show interrogates race, class and masculinity as part of a new season of on-demand theatre from The Actors Centre.
In Search of a White Identity streaming from The Actors Centre

Image courtesy The Actors Centre

Originally part of The Actors Centre's Working Class Season curated by Actor Awareness in 2019, In Search of a White Identity by Cliffordkuju Henry, has been re-envisioned in the light of 2020, and casts a prophetic eye over the urgent matters of today.

The piece will be available on demand for just £8 from 27 November to 6 December 2020, with tickets available from 7-30om on 27 November.

Victoria Evaristo (WMV, WOW Festival Southbank; Extract, Soho Theatre) directs the production which introduces writer-performer Cliffordkuju Henry (Top Boy; Dizzee Rascal's Money Right) as Patrick and Drew Edwards (The Trial of Christine Keeler; Suffragette) as Mickey.

Cliffordkuju Henry said ...

"I'm truly looking forward to presenting this piece.

The play explores working-class identity, as well as race and masculinity.

I've tried to go beyond the political dynamics that have fuelled division, and to find the humanity within these characters - a vocabulary for what they have experienced."

Mitchell Reeve, Theatre Programme Manager at The Actors Centre added ...

"We were all hugely impressed with Cliffordkuju's script during our Working Class Season, and are incredibly excited for this crucial and pertinent play to reach wider audiences through The Actor's Centre's 'On Demand' programme.

It is a piece that works on many different levels, and in today's political climate its message of unity and commonality against the odds is a powerful and vital one."


Patrick - Cliffordkuju Henry

Mickey - Drew Edwards


Director - Victoria Evaristo

Cinematographer - Dann Emmons

Editor - Nicholas Paton

Writer - Cliffordkuju Henry

Producers - Toad in the Hole Theatre company in association with The Actors Centre


Online production from The Actors Centre


Friday 27 November to Sunday 6 December 2020

Running time 45 mins approx


The videos will be available on demand for £8.

Once the production is live (from 7.30pm on 27th November), you will be able to pay to access the recording of the production and receive a password to grant access to the production for 48 hours.


Production website

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