Kiln Theatre adds to 2023 season: Es & Flo, Modest, Mlima’s Tale

The Kiln Theatre in North London has revealed further shows for its 2023 summer and autumn season of plays.

The acclaimed Wales Millennium Centre production of Es & Flo by Jennifer Lunn is heading to the Kiln, playing from 5 to 24 June 2023.

Directed by the Kiln’s former Associate Director Susie McKenna, the play celebrates the love of an older lesbian relationship, and stars Doreene Blackstock as Flo and Liz Crowther as Es, with Michelle McTernan as Catherine, Adrianna Pavlovska as Beata and Renée Hart/Chioma Nduka as Kasia.

Next up is Ellen Brammar’s Modest, running from 29 June to 15 July 2023, which is billed as an electrifying new play about Elizabeth Thompson – megastar of the Victorian art scene, performed by a cast featuring the UK’s hottest drag talent.

Music in the show is composed by Rachel Barnes, and Modest is co-directed by Luke Skilbeck, Artistic Director of artist-led company Milk Presents, and Paul Smith, Artistic Director of Hull-based company Middle Child

The UK première of Lynn Nottage’s Mlima’s Tale will play the Kiln this Autumn, directed by Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman), about the ivory trade and the corruption it leaves in its wake.

The two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage also wrote The Secret Life of Bees, and the musical adaptation of her book is premiering at the Almeida Theatre this April .

Dates and casting for Mlima’s Tale will be announced soon.

Kiln Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham said in a statement: “I am delighted that we will bring these two productions to Kiln this summer. Es & Flo, fresh from its première in Cardiff, shines a light on the experience of older women, whose stories we seldom see portrayed onstage, and I am pleased that we are giving the show a London home. Middle Child and Milk Presents are two award-winning companies, both producing cutting edge work, and Modest will be a thrilling event for our audiences, telling the story of a trailblazing Victorian artist.”

Next up at the Kiln is Ryan Calais Cameron’s new play Retrograde, running from 20 April to 22 May 2023, exploring a true event in the Golden Age of 1950’s Hollywood and the reality of Black actor Sidney Poitier and his journey to stardom.

The Kiln’s production of Zadie Smith’s play The Wife of Willesden is also about to start in New York, playing the Brooklyn Academy of Music from 1 to 16 April 2023.

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Book tickets to Es & Flo at the Kiln Theatre

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Book tickets to Mlima’s Tale at the Kiln Theatre

📷 Main photo: Es & Flo at the Kiln Theatre

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