In Deptford, Del and Viv are soul-sick. Del doesn’t want to be at home – staying out late, 3pm-the-next-day late, is more her thing. Viv scours her school books trying to find a trace of herself between their lines.
When Enid takes her daughters to the local ‘obeah’ woman for some traditional Caribbean soul healing, secrets are spilled. There’s no turning back for Del, Viv and Enid as they negotiate the frictions between their countries and cultures.
Two generations. Three incredible women. Leave Taking is one epic story of what we leave behind in order to find home.
Madani Younis (The Royale) directs the contemporary revival of Winsome Pinnock’s classic, award-winning play.
25 May - 30 JuneFrom £10
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 JuneFrom £10
6, 13, 20, 27 JuneFrom £10
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Ask cast and creatives about the creation and performance of Leave Taking after the show. Hosted by Tobi Kyeremateng. Free to ticket holders on the night.
Who are our queens? The power and legacy of women of colour in theatre. A panel of writers and directors will pass the baton of experience to the next generation. Free to ticket holders on the night.
Sat 9 Jun, 2.30pm
Thurs 21 Jun, 7.30pm
The production will include a 20 minute interval.
Evening performances are 7.30pm and afternoon performances 2.30pm. The performance on 31 May is at 7pm.
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