Misty – West End

by Arinzé Kene
Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Jonathan Church Productions, Eilene Davidson and Audible in association with Island Records present, the Bush Theatre production
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Until 20 Oct

“Can a play from a person like me just be a play already?

Following its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinzé Kene’s acclaimed Misty transfers to London’s Trafalgar Studios for six weeks only.

Through a visceral blend of theatre, gig and performance poetry, Arinzé delivers an epic, heartfelt and playful exploration of creative freedom, set against a pulsing vision of modern London.

Misty is directed by the Bush Theatre’s Omar Elerian (NASSIM, One Cold Dark Night, Islands) and features an original musical score performed live during the show.

“Inventive, subversive and duly ignites the room.”
Time Out ★★★★
“Bursts with life – destined to be a big popular hit”
Evening Standard ★★★★
Misty feels more like a night in an intimate club than an evening at the theatre.”
The Independent ★★★★

Times & Prices

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Dates

18 September - 20 OctoberFrom £15

  • Ticket: From £15

Saturday Matinees

22, 29 September and 6, 13, 20 OctoberFrom £15

  • Ticket: From £15

Performed in

Trafalgar Studio 1

Ticket info

We price tickets a little differently at Bush Theatre - here's how and why.

Trafalgar Studios 1

Ticket prices are slightly different for Misty in the West End and the above ticket info does no apply.

Preview pricing

Tickets available from £10 during Previews.

Access details

Age guidance

Age 14+ Please note that strong language is used in this production and it covers violent, sexual and racially charged themes. Strobe lighting, loud noises and haze effects are used in the show.

Interval

The running time includes a 20 minute interval.

Show Times

Evening performances are 7.30pm and Thursday/Saturday afternoon performances 2.30pm.

Post show Q&A: Tue 18 Sep

Join Arinzé for a Q&A following the 7.30pm performance on Tue 18 Sep. Free to ticket holders.

Audio described performance

Mon 1st Oct, 7.30pm

Captioned performance

Mon 24 Sept, 7.30pm


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Rene Powell
Rene shares the part of the Little Girl and lives in London. She joined Alphabet Kidz talent agency in 2014, and has done extensive commercials and videos. She’s making her professional theatre debut and couldn’t be happier.
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Mya Napolean
Mya shares the part of the Little Girl. She has always loved performing and has attended Stagecoach Performing Arts (Barnet, London) since the age of 4. In addition to attending Stagecoach, she also studies ballet, jazz and acro dance at The Dance Studio Herts. Her love for performing means she regularly takes part in the masquerade parade at The Notting Hill Carnival, dance festivals with her dance school and stage shows with her drama school; more recently, she performed in Dick Whittington at Harpenden Public Halls – an experience she thoroughly enjoyed.
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Arinzé Kene
Screen International UK Star of Tomorrow, actor and writer Arinzé Kene was raised in London to Nigerian parents. 2017 saw his new play, good dog tour the UK with tiata fahodzi theatre company. His stage play God’s Property ran at Soho Theatre in 2013, co-produced with Talawa. Little Baby Jesus, directed by Che Walker, ran in May 2011 at the Oval House Theatre, where his play Estate Walls also ran in 2010. Arinzé was named Most Promising Playwright at the Off West End Theatre Awards for Estate Walls in 2011, which was also nominated for Best New Play. Arinzé was a part of the Young Writers’ Programme, Soho Theatre’s Young Writers’ Group and Writers’ Super Group at the Royal Court Theatre. His original feature film, Seekers, is on the Brit List and currently in development. Kene was involved in the development of the second series of Big Talk’s Youngers for E4, in which he played the part of Ashley. In terms of acting, he most recently starred in new E4/Netflix Original series Crazyhead and took the lead as ‘Ade’ in the Duncan Kenworthy (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral) produced film The Pass opposite Russell Tovey. For this role he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 BIFA’s and won the prestigious Best Supporting Actor award at the 2016 Evening Standard Film Awards. Kene has just been seen taking his talents to the London stage, starring as the lead in One Night In Miami at the Donmar Warehouse, playing soul singing legend ‘Sam Cooke’ and more recently in the hugely successful Old Vic Theatre production, based on the music of Bob Dylan -  Girl From The North Country, which is due to transfer to the West End for an extended run. Next year he will be seen taking the lead role opposite Micaela Cole in Netflix’s acquired feature film, Been So Long and in a vital role in the BBC’s new thriller, opposite Paddy Considine, Informer.

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.@nkakunna meets Arinzé Kene, the 2nd black British playwright in history to have a West End open. They chat… https://t.co/1LXhIbvqeD
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