Trafalgar Studios · 08 SEP - 17 NOV

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24 October 2018  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“I’m delighted that the West End run has been extended for Arinzé Kene’s invigorating gig-theatre show in which poetry and the polemic rubs shoulders. It’s a twisty tale that keeps the audience on their toes as it combines vivid stories of urban life with questions about what it means to be a black artist and asking how a black writer and performer can excavate his own life but not just for white consumption. A show which has the rare knack of being both thoughtful and exhilarating.”

Following its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinzé Kene's acclaimed Misty transfers to London’s Trafalgar Studios for six weeks only


Through a visceral blend of theatre, gig and performance poetry, Arinzé delivers an epic, heartfelt and playful exploration of creative freedom, set against a pulsing vision of modern London.

Misty is directed by the Bush Theatre’s Omar Elerian (NASSIM, One Cold Dark Night, Islands) and features an original musical score performed live during the show.

Critic reviews

It's as fiercely thought as it is elegantly structured


Arinze Kene’s layered, kinetic solo show exploring the relationship between black lives and black art

The Stage

Arinzé Kene is fiercely articulate

Evening Standard

The final rapped rebuttal to the accusation he’s writing ‘jungle shit’ lands a punch of superbly fierce defiance – and duly ignites the room

Time Out

Kene has produced a landmark work that truly deserves to shoot him into the stratosphere.

The Upcoming

Arinzé Kene is a powerfully charismatic actor. While he is always a pleasure to watch, he relies a bit too heavily on his personal magnetism in this piece

The Guardian

Nothing has been put in without a clear intention behind it, and Kene effectively demonstrates his broad array of talents and vocal capability

Broadway World

Clever, affecting and truthful work. And Kene's no doubt a name we'll be seeing much, much more of in the future


An inspiringly individualistic evening

The Telegraph

Arinzé Kene’s virtuoso performance holds together a multi-layered narrative about contemporary London

Financial Times

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 8 Sep - Sat 17 Nov 2018, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY London, UK · Get Directions
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