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The Death Of A Black Man

28 May to 10 Jul 2021

Hampstead Theatre

The Death of a Black Man received its world premiere at Hampstead in 1975. 46 years on, Alfred Fagon's darkly compelling drama, with its witty and complex characters, remains compulsive viewing today.
The Death Of A Black Man at Hampstead Theatre

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Show details

Synopsis


It's 1973 and the West Indies have spectacularly beaten England at their own game, in their own backyard.


Shakie, an 18-year old super-savvy wheeler-dealer, is in his element - and not just because of the cricket.


Life is good: his furniture business is making serious money and he owns a flat on the King's Road, the epicentre of everything that's cool.


Moreover, his best friend Stumpie has come up with a plan to crack the booming music industry together - the possibilities are endless so when Shakie's ex-lover Jackie arrives at the Chelsea flat, the trio toast the future.


The champagne is flowing and ambition is running sky high - but how far will they go, and who will they sacrifice, in their quest to be rich beyond their wildest dreams?


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


The Death of a Black Man received its world premiere at Hampstead in 1975.


46 years on, Alfred Fagon's darkly compelling drama, with its witty and complex characters, remains compulsive viewing today.


Alfred Fagon was a soldier, boxing champion, a welder, actor, poet and playwright.


The leading theatre award for Black British writers is named in his honour: alfredfagonaward.co.uk


Dawn Walton was the Founder Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre and makes her Hampstead Theatre debut.


Her most recent productions include The Gift (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Red Dust Road (NT Scotland) and Black Men Walking (Royal Court).


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Postal address:
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London NW3 3EU

Box office tel: 020 7722 9301

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 28 May 2021

Press night:Wednesday 3 June 2020

Closes:Saturday 10 July 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm (from 10 June)

Saturday - 3-00pm (from 5 June)


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:

Previews, Mondays and matinees:

Full price: £18/£27/£30


Tuesday - Saturday evenings:

Full price: £25/£32/£37


Concessions:

Previews, Mondays and matinees:

Under 30s/Students: £10/15

Seniors (matinees only): £20/£25

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Access: £16


Tuesday - Saturday evenings:

Under 30s/Students: £10/£15

Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Access: £16


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Access information


Audio described performance ‑ 2‑30pm 3 July 2021

Captioned performance ‑ 7‑30pm 6 July 2021


Creatives


Author: Alfred Fagon
Director: Dawn Walton

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