Ovalhouse · 27 JUN - 13 JUL

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

The Guardian

The hallucinatory display of Koko Brown and Sapphire Joy

The Upcoming

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

Date & time

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


52-54, Kennington Oval SE11 5SW London, UK · Get Directions
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