Whitewash Tickets London Theatre

Whitewash Tickets

4.5 (2) · New Writing, Dance

From BAFTA Nominated writer Gabriel Bisset-Smith comes a hilarious, devastating and timely world premiere; a love letter to London exploring race, family and where the hell all the good night clubs have gone.

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Overview

It’s hard parenting a child that everyone thinks you’ve kidnapped. Spanning 30 years, from Jamaica to London, Whitewash is the story of Mary and Lysander, a mixed-race woman and her very white son.

When Lysander tries to redevelop the housing estate Mary brought him up on he believes he’s helping, but is he really just trying to erase his past?

Inspired by Gabriel’s own experience, this hilarious and devastating new play is an exploration of the intersection between race and class, identity and belonging. Who are you when you don’t look like your own family and no longer recognise the changing city around you?

Age Recommendation: 16+

Critic reviews

Whitewash is a play of current urgency

· A Younger Theatre

Incisive writing and playful performances make for a slick, complex show about gentrification

· The Stage

A young man plans to privatise the estate where he grew up in Gabriel Bisset-Smith’s quick-witted drama about identity and belonging

· The Guardian

Whitewash’s conclusion is a chilling one: in a world where it’s better to be ‘just white’, it’s bye bye to black mum

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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 3 Jul - Sat 27 Jul, 1.15pm, 2.45pm & 7pm
Runtime: 1 hr 10 mins

Venue

21 Dean St W1D 3NE London, UK · Get Directions
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4.5
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