Zodwa Nyoni’s new play comes to the Kiln Theatre
Nancy Medina directs Zodwa Nyoni’s gripping and heartfelt drama that explores the complexities and beauty of what it really means to care for one another.
The Darkest Part of the Night is booking until 13 August 2022 at the Kiln Theatre, London.
What is The Darkest Part of the Night about?
As Shirley and Dwight bury their mother, they remember their upbringing in 1980s Chapeltown, Leeds differently. In the height of racial discrimination, police brutality and poverty, the struggle for survival ripped through their family.
Dwight was discovering what it meant to be an autistic young black boy in a world determined never to understand him. Shirley was desperately trying to forge her own independence away from unfair expectations at school and home.
Now as adults, they need to bring together the fractured pieces of their past to move forward together.
Who is in the cast of The Darkest Part of the Night?
The cast features James Clyde, Brianna Douglas, Andrew French, Hannah Morrish, Lee Phillips and Nadia Williams.
Content Please be aware this performance contains references to police brutality and themes surrounding the death of a parent, racial discrimination, police brutality, poverty, structural oppression, ableism, and detailed medical talk.
Access There will be a Captioned Performance on 1 August at 7.30pm, an Audio Described Performance on 4 August at 7.30pm, and a Relaxed Performance on 6 August, at 2.30pm.
Venue InformationKiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Nearest Tube or Train: Kilburn (Jubilee line) / Brondesbury rail station
Nearest Buses: 16, 32, 189, 332, 632