Ryan Calais Cameron (For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy) has written a new play for the Kiln Theatre.
Retrograde is about real-life actor Sidney Poitier, and an incident that took place in 1950’s Hollywood.
Behind closed doors, aspiring actor Sidney Poitier is offered a lucrative contract that could make him a superstar. But what is he willing to sacrifice?
Check out photos of the production, which stars Ivanno Jeremiah (Constellations) as Sidney, with Ian Bonar (Death of a Salesman) as play Bobby and Daniel Lapaine (Hedda Gabler) as Mr Parks.
Retrograde is directed by Kiln Associate Director Amit Sharma, with Design by Frankie Bradshaw, Lighting Design by Amy Mae, Sound Design by Beth Duke, Casting Direction by Juliet Horsley CDG, and the Kiln-Mackintosh Resident Assistant Director will be Jessica Mensah.
Retrograde is playing at the Kiln Theatre until 27 May 2023.