Assata Taught Me

Assata Taught Me

2 no. saves icon · Fringe Theatre, Contemporary, New Writing

Fanuco doesn't know he's taking English lessons from the FBI's most wanted woman


She is the only American he knows, and he’s a Cuban teenager desperate to live the American Dream. When will he realise his mentor is Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, a convicted felon and has a million dollars on her head? The world premiere of Ssebandeke’s gripping and tense play explores the black struggle across generations and genders.

The story of an imagined friendship.

Critic reviews

Lynette Linton’s sharp production finds all its power, crafting an affecting insight into Assata’s struggle to keep going when her fight’s all but over.

Time Out

The performances are galvanising, with newcomer Omole delicious as Fanuco, and Andoh investing real grace and power in a woman who refuses to accept defeat.

The Guardian

Debutant Kenneth Omole combines Fanuco's heart with his hot-headed swagger, and Andoh is absolutely captivating at all times, utterly unpredictable and entirely inscrutable.

Whats On Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 4 May - Sat 27 May, 3pm & 7.30pm


11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate W11 3HQ London, UK · Get Directions
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