By Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by the Ringham Brothers
Directed by Katie Posner and Chinonyerem Odimba

Paines Plough

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Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.
Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.

They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love.

When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears.

BLACK LOVE is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

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Time and Location  

Thu 12 Aug - 7.30pm
Fri 13 Aug - 5pm
Sun 15 Aug 4pm

Roundabout, Harbottle Park, Byker

Artist biographies

Chinonyerem is a Nigeria-born, Bristol based playwright, director and poet. Her work for theatre includes Joanne And Amongst The Reeds for Clean Break, London /The Yard, a modern retelling of Twist for Theatre Centre, Medea at Bristol Old Vic, and We Too, Are Giants for Kiln Theatre. More recently, a new play Princess & The Hustler toured across the UK for Eclipse Theatre/Bristol Old Vic/HullTruck. She was the Writer-in-Residence at Live Theatre/Northumbria University and is now an Associate Artist at Live. Her work has been shortlisted for several awards including the Adrienne Benham Award, Alfred Fagon Award, and the Bruntwood Playwriting Award. She is the joint winner for the 2018 Sonia Friedman Award for a new play How to Walk on the Moon written for C4/Talawa Theatre. She also writes for radio and TV.

    This performance is part of our Out On The Toon programme funded by the Weston Culture Fund.