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A new play by Ryan Calais Cameron that asks the question; how much have we really evolved?

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Opening 20 Apr

Thu 20 Apr - Sat 27 May 2023, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Audio Described: All Performances Post show talk: Tue 2 May, 7.30pm Touch Tour: Thu 18 May, 6pm Captioned Performances: Thu 11 May 7.30pm Fri 12 May 7.30pm Sat 13 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Relaxed Performance: Sat 20 May, 2.30pm

About Retrograde

The Golden Age of Hollywood. Behind closed doors, aspiring actor Sidney Poitier is offered a lucrative contract that could make him a superstar. But what is he willing to sacrifice? From the writer of award-winning, sold-out, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Ryan Calais Cameron’s explosive new play explores identity, resilience, and integrity as it examines a true event in 1950’s Hollywood and the reality of a Black actor’s journey to stardom. Directed by Kiln Associate Director Amit Sharma (The Boy with Two Hearts), this world premiere explores a moment in a career which paved ways and changed perceptions, cementing the legacy of a Hollywood icon. Content: This production contains explicit language and racial slurs as well as themes of Racism and McCarthyism. Special note: All performances of Retrograde will be audio described. You will need to pre-book a headset for the date of your performance if you desire one. Age Recommendation: 14+