As Shirley and Dwight bury their mother, they remember their upbringing in 1980s Chapeltown, Leeds differently. In the height of racial discrimination, police brutality and poverty, the struggle for survival ripped through their family.
Dwight was discovering what it meant to be a young black boy with autism in a world determined never to understand him. Shirley was desperately trying to forge her own independence away from unfair expectations at school and home.
Now as adults, they need to bring together the fractured pieces of their past to move forward together.
Age Recommendation: 12+
A deeply moving, riveting play that boldly addresses the complexities of care
Nyoni is a writer who combines a forensic eye for detail with a sharp ear for humour
Exceptional performances and a writer’s personal touch
The heartfelt vies with the spelled out in Zodwa Nyoni’s new work
New drama about a family under pressure
Issues-led drama has its heart in the right place
Powerful portrayal of autism and prejudice
An extraordinary performance from Lee Phillips
Central to the piece is a winning performance from Lee Phillips as Dwight
The tone is incoherent and sometimes uncomfortable