4.8 (4) · Fringe TheatreContemporary Drama, Poetry & Spoken Word

A candid show exploring depression and black women’s mental health

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27 June 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“The second instalment in a trilogy that began with the Edinburgh hit, White, Koko Brown’s new show sees her teaming up with Sapphire Joy to look at depression and black women’s mental health. A mixture of spoken word and sound looping it asks what does it mean to be a strong independent black woman—and is being sad sometimes a price that is too high to be paid?”


Koko is a strong, independent, black woman. She has a roof over her head. She has food in her fridge. She lives a good life. She’s also a little bit sad, a lot of the time. She doesn’t understand why.

Following her 5-star solo show, WHITE, Koko Brown brings you the second instalment of the Colour Trilogy, GREY. A candid show exploring depression and black women’s mental health. Blending spoken word and vocal looping, GREY is fully British Sign Language integrated and contains sensitive content.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Critic reviews

The murmurs from the audience and the frankness of the show allow for an atmosphere of truth and partial healing which it feels a privilege to be a part of

A Younger Theatre

The hallucinatory display of Koko Brown and Sapphire Joy

The Upcoming

The second instalment of Koko Brown’s colour trilogy is a darkly humorous piece about depression

The Guardian

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 27 Jun - Sat 13 Jul, 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr


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