Written by the award-winning poet Nick Makoha, The Dark tells the vivid and moving story of the migration he made with his mother at the age of four.
About The Dark
12th Feb 2019 to 13th Feb 2019
10 Cambridge Street,
Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
Full price £15 Standard concession £12 Under 30s / Student £10 Other concession £5
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Night is not the only darkness. Nick takes a breath as he tries to remember.
Fragments of a forgotten journey flicker in front of his eyes. It is night, November 1978. He is four years old. He is holding his mother’s hand as they wait on the escarpment. They are leaving Kampala. Buying safe passage and silence with all they have, they travel by matatu and the conductor asks no questions.
Their companions are the missing, lost and displaced. Those who have suffered eight long years under the rule of Idi Amin.
Age Recommendation: 14+
Note: Contains adult themes and strong language. Strictly no latecomers.
Co-commissioned by Fuel and Ovalhouse. Supported by Arts Council England, The Cockayne Trust, The London Community Foundation, The Garrick Charitable Trust, Unity Theatre Trust and Sylvia Waddilove Foundation. Development supported by PULSE Festival, Coombe Farm Studios and as part of Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTES series.
Image by Chillcreate
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