Portrait & If I Were Me

Sold out
Part of RADAR 2015

Portrait

by Racheal Ofori
Presented by Fuel

Credit Tom Medwell web credit

A frank, fun and provocative look at the trials and tribulations of modern life seen through the eyes of a young black woman. Inspired by Racheal’s own experiences, Portrait uses music, poetry and humour to examine identity and role models and challenge cultural stereotypes.

Written and performed by Racheal Ofori. Directed for Edinburgh and UK tour by Kate Hewitt.

Supported by Arts Council England and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.


If I Were Me

Presented by Antler

If I Were Me Preview by Antler Theatre at Camden Peoples TheatrePhoto Credit: ©Richard Davenport 2015, Richard@rwdavenport.co.uk, 07545642134

It’s spring. The world is blossoming. Phillip’s potted daffodil is dying.

A copywriter at an advertising agency, fading into the background of a pale office wall, he rearranges words until they work. But life isn’t so easily edited.

Phillip doesn’t want to be Phillip. But what if he never really has been? What if Phillip is yet to become Phillip?

And then there’s Person, who isn’t anybody… yet.

Award winning company ANTLER return to RADAR with If I Were Me, a playfully surreal portrayal of the performance of identity.

If I Were Me won the Pulse Suitcase Prize in 2014 and was developed with support from Arts Council England, Old Vic New Voices Lab and New Wolsey Theatre.


Cast, Creatives and Credits

Portrait
Writer Racheal Ofori
Director Kate Hewitt
Production Manager Suzie Foster
Producer Fuel

If I Were Me
Director Jasmine Woodcock Stewart
Lighting Designer Seth Rook Williams
Producer Hannah Smith

This is a past event 17 Nov 2015 to 18 Nov 2015
Bright and punchy...A visual treat.
Broadway Baby on If I Were Me
‘Treads into the territory of truly exceptional theatre’
Three Weeks on Antler's Where the White Stops
Fresh, funny and utterly vital
The List on Portrait
'Gorgeously bizarre.’
Exeunt on If I Were Me
Compellingly astute… captured in a voice that’s critical yet fearless, and ultimately uplifting
The Scotsman on Portrait
‘Inventive, amusing, surreal piece by a smart young company’
The Stage on If I Were Me
Racheal Ofori is a fantastic performer, making it look easy to singlehandedly captivate an audience for an hour
Three Weeks

Photo & video

@bushtheatre

'Of Kith and Kin ' at the @bushtheatre was excellent. Very cleverly written with audience sympathy bouncing from ch… https://t.co/Jy4IbeLBdo
Andy Harris
@andycharris
19 Nov
'Of Kith and Kin ' at the @bushtheatre was excellent. Very cleverly written with audience sympathy bouncing from ch… https://t.co/Jy4IbeLBdo
Andy Harris
@andycharris
19 Nov
Absolutely loved ‘Of Kith and Kin’ @bushtheatre its only on until 25th Nov - cannot recommend it more...… https://t.co/JGmWJGDJzW
Susie Amy
@SusieAmy
19 Nov
#OfKithandKin @bushtheatre has got to be the most exciting piece of theatre I’ve seen this year🙌🏾 I am shook
JESS
@Jenemokwu
19 Nov
Enthralled by #ofkithandkin @bushtheatre - not an easy watch though (particularly for broody gay men like me)
Dan Y
@Dan_youmans
18 Nov
Had the absolute best day @bushtheatre on the @DeafinitelyT writer's group. Such a thrill to chat playwriting with… https://t.co/Fir1kNAlUm
Adam Foster
@adzyfoster
18 Nov

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Community Intern Diary | Zain Dada #2

“If I could make one rule it would be: always be proud of yourself. ” – Amro For our second our Community Associate Companies programme we collaborated with the incredible Shepherd’s Bush Families Project, who have been working in the area since 1988. They work to urgently support families who are homeless, have unmet housing needs and/ or…

Joint Statement on the Theatre Industry

Following the reports and allegations of the last two weeks, first in America and, more recently, closer to home, we have come together to make clear that there can be no place for sexual harassment or abuse of power in our industry. We salute the bravery of everyone who calls out this abusive behaviour. We support a theatre culture that empowers people to speak up: a…

Stories announced for Hijabi Monologues London

Hijabi Monologues London is part of an international project focusing on the real-life experiences of both local and international Muslim women. There are nine gorgeous monologues by four writers that make up the production. Three are new monologues by British female writers and six are by Hijabi Monologues Co-Founder, Creative Director and Head Writer Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah.…