What’s On Stage June 2024

Theatre highlights this June include Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story In Black And White at Lyric Hammersmith …

We have an array of performances to watch this month from plays addressing racism and prejudice to family and loss.

Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story In Black And White by Alice Childress

Set in the deep south of the USA in 1918 when interracial marriage was illegal, Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker, are defying all odds with their secret love.

They face vicious judgement not just by society but also their closest friends and family. As they finally begin to believe their dreams for a future together are possible, Herman becomes a victim of the Spanish flu. Determined to save him, Julia is faced with decisions that will change her life.

Starring Deborah Ayorinde, Lachele Carl, Lylianna Eugene, Diveen Henry, Saskia Holness, Patrick Martins and Bethan Mary-James.

Wedding Band runs from 31st May – 29th June @ Lyric Hammersmith

My Father’s Fable written by Faith Omole. Directed by Rebekah Murrell.

Shall we have a real conversation? I am ready to stop pretending if you are.”

Peace didn’t know what she needed when her father died. Then she found Bolu, her half-brother from Nigeria she didn’t know existed. Despite her mother’s concerns and encouraged by her partner, Peace invites Bolu to England. Filled with grief and a thousand questions, his arrival feels like something clicking into place.

But questions about this stranger’s intentions and his mysterious past hang heavy in the air. Desperate to keep her fractured family – and herself – together, Peace must face the fact that the answers she desperately seeks might just lead to everything falling apart.

Starring Theo Ogundipe, Tira Lade, Rakie Ayola and Gabriel Akuwudike.

My Father’s Fable runs from 15th June – 27th July @ Bush Theatre

Everything I Own written by Daniel Ward

Errol lost his Dad last year. Listening to his old man’s Spotify playlist, he remembers his Dad’s passion over the 1981 Brixton uprising and his certainty that change is coming. Starring Tony Marshall.

Everything I Own runs from 20th June – 6th July @ Brixton House

Sense and Sensibility @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Marianne Dashwood, wild and impulsive, falls dangerously in love with the charming but roguish John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo.

Whilst Marianne wears her heart on her sleeve, Elinor suffers her own private heartbreak but conceals her true feelings, even from those closest to her.

Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?

Starring Lola Aluko, Luke Wilson and Nina Kristofferson.

Sense and Sensibility runs from 21st June – 27th September @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Primary Trust by Eboni Booth

This is the story of friendship. A story of love and balance and time. And the smallest of chances.”

Kenneth lives in a small town in upstate New York. For 15 years his life has been the same: by day, he works at the bookstore, in the evening, he drinks mai tais with his friend Bert. When the bookstore shuts down, Kenneth is forced out of his comfort zone to face a world he has long avoided.

Primary Trust runs from 28th June – 24th August @ Donmar Warehouse

Skeleton Crew by Dominque Morisseau. Directed by Matthew Xia.

I’m not asking you to make up happy endings. All I’m asking is that you tell ‘em they can’t write us off. You got to fight for us.”

In 2008 Detroit, one of the city’s last surviving car factories is threatened with closure. A tight-knit group of workers face a crushing economic reality. Torn between loyalty to each other and the instinct to save their own skin, can they hang on to their dreams, to their ambitions, to hope?

Starring Tobi Bamtefa, Branden Cook, Pamel Nomvete and Racheal Ofori.

Skeleton Crew runs Friday 28th June – Saturday 24th August @ Donmar Warehouse

Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris. Directed by Robert O’Hara.

At the MacGregor Plantation, the Old South is alive and well. The heat in the air, the cotton fields and the power of the whip. Yet nothing is quite as it appears… or maybe it is. Starring Starring Fisayo Akinade, Aaron Heffernan, Olivia Washington and Chalia La Tour.

Slave Play runs from 29th June-21st September @ Noël Coward Theatre


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