Lenny Henry writes and stars in this vital new play
Celebrated actor and comedian Lenny Henry brings his vasts talents to the stage in this brand new play in which he stars and also makes his playwriting debut.
Poignant and hilarious in equal measure, August in England gives insight into the lives impacted by the injustice of the Windrush scandal.
The playis co-directed by the Bush Artistic Director, Lynette Linton (Sweat, House of Ife), and Associate Artistic Director, Daniel Bailey (Red Pitch, The High Table)
August in England makes its world premiere at the Bush Theatre in April 2023, running from 28 April to 10 June 2023.
What's the story of August in England?
Charming, flawed, and with the gift of the gab, we all know a man like August Henderson. Between his three kids, devoted wife-to-be, and part-ownership of a fruit and veg shop, he is proud of the life he has built since landing in his beloved West Bromwich.
So, when faced with deportation to a country he has no memory of, he isn’t prepared to go quietly. Listen up, he is ready to tell his own story.
Who is in the cast of August in England?
August in England stars celebrated actor and comedian Lenny Henry in this one man play.
Who are the creative team of August in England?
August in England is written by Lenny Henry, and is his playwriting debut.
The play is co-directed by the Bush Artistic Director, Lynette Linton and Associate Artistic Director Daniel Bailey, with further creative team to be announced.
Content Warnings: Performances will contain: Strong language, references to violence, sexual references, themes of excessive drinking, intermittent themes and discussion of racism, discussion of Empire and colonialism, themes of grief and bereavement.
Lighting and Sound: May contain flashing lights, loud noises and haze effects.
Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ Nearest Tube or Train: Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line); Shepherd’s Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line) Nearest Buses: 31, 49, 207, 237, 260, 607, C1, 148, 72, 94, 95, 220, 272, 283, 295, N207, 207, 427, 607
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