The live reading final took place at the Savoy, London and was attended by a host of industry influencers.Read More
Author: Akua Gyamfi
Is it necessary to explain that the Blues is a music born out of the suffering of black folks from the deep south of north America by way of Africa? Pain, regret, loss, anger, frustration, religion, racism, sex, survival… that’s the Blues and it’s also what’s packed into August Wilson’s classic play. Through mostly the perspective of Ma Rainey’s supporting band we are made to understand why black folk sang… had to sang the blues. Although the title, you don’t get to see Ma Rainey’s actual black bottom. This is not a birth to death account of her life either… ‘Black Bottom’ is a...Read More
Putting Words in Your Mouth explores notions of belonging, identity and the legacy of Thatcherism, challenging what it means to be British and queer in 2016.Read More
Debut author Lorraine O’Garro has decided to help us teach the ABCs with ease thanks to her delightful children’s book, The Alphabet With Bella the first in The Bella Series of books for children aged 2-5 years.Read More
Having watched one episode of episode, what stands out is Ms Wokoma is a bloody good actress with great comedy timing. She’s already showed what she can do as the virginal / undercover freaky sister Cynthia to Michaela Coel’s Tracey in the brilliant comedy series Chewing Gum, also E4.Read More
Baby Isako, has taken steps into a new arena, the world of podcasting with her new podcast series, Kinks and All. We caught up with her to find out more…Read More
When it was announced that Aladdin the musical was coming to the West End, the first thing I knew and rejoiced was that this would mean 100% diversity would be applied to the casting! I wasn’t wrong. Although set in the fictitious Middle Eastern town of Agragba, the true origins of the Aladdin tale is actually said to be China! Somehow over time the origins have been shifted and now we all assume it to be a fantastic Arabian tale. But, for once, this re-write of history works in our favour because it allows us a fantastic musical with...Read More
Actor, character comedian and primary school teacher Vivienne Acheampong has decided to turn her teaching experiences into one woman show Rainbow Class.
Coming to Assembly Hall, Baillie Room, Mound Place this August, Rainbow Class sheds comic insight into life in an inner-city. Combining verbatim text, stories and characters based on real-life people.
TBB Speaks to Parker Sawyers About Playing Obama, Starring in Brit Sci-Fi The Call Up…and Being a Brit…
Parker Sawyers is fast becoming a much repeated name in the acting world. No less because of his portrayal of President Barack Obama in the new film ‘Southside With You’ a tale which focuses on Michelle (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama’s relationship pre-presidency, pre-children, pre-financial stability!Read More