Underneath a lamp-post, two friends are passing time together. They long for change but they are stuck. Paapa Essiedu, who was so brilliant in both The Convert at the Young Vic and in Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter season, is joined by Alexander Eliot for this play by New York playwright Antoinette Nwandu. It’s about young men with few options in a world that refuses to see them and all their potential. The Kiln’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham directs a show that was inspired both by the Exodus and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
This new play from Antoinette Nwandu “manages to be existential, emotional, politically urgent and often deeply comic” (Evening Standard). It has received mostly four and five star reviews from the critics with a few exceptions - which is usually a sign of material that’s genuinely provocative.
Inspired by Waiting for Godot and the Exodus, Antoinette Nwandu fuses poetry, humour and humanity in a rare and politically charged new play which exposes the experiences of young men in a world that refuses to see them. Age Recommendation: 14+