Something Dark

Something Dark

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A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed play by celebrated performance poet, Lemn Sissay MBE.


£5 tickets available for Care Leavers and people who work in the care system

Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay's upbringing in children's homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity. Originally directed by John McGrath (National Theatre of Wales), it has been performed throughout the world to critical acclaim. It was adapted for BBC Radio 3 in 2005, and the following Q&A sessions have become legendary.

An extraordinary true story, told by a masterful performer.

Critic reviews

It would be impossible to come away from this show unmoved and uninspired.


A triumph

The Scotsman

The sheer intimacy of poet Lemn Sissay's performance underpins the power of this monologue.

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 26 Oct - Sat 28 Oct, 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins


Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5TN London, UK · Get Directions
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