This evocative new drama, written and directed by Paul Anthony Morris, dives headlong into a powerful exploration of one man’s trajectory of embracing then owning self-acceptance.
Anthony Ofoegbu (Barber Shop Chronicles) plays Fidel, who prompted by old diary entries, conducts a personal life review to identify his greatest challenges. Possessing an unusually high IQ and initially critiquing society, Fidel becomes alarmed by the prospect that he too, is responsible for undermining his own wellbeing. Perplexed by this conundrum, Fidel embarks on a reflective journey seeking answers to some of life’s most relatable questions: Who am I and why am I here?
Fidel is first generation Black British, born in the 1960s. Navigating the educational system of the 1980s and society’s expectations and pressures, he recollects a series of encounters with teachers, family, friends and psychiatrists. Fidel’s strengths and vulnerabilities are tested as he reclaims, piece by piece, his core identity and value.
This show contains themes of racism, grief and bereavement, mental and physical illness, blood and violent images.
Puzzling exploration of memory and madness
Anthony Ofoegbu’s performance as Fidel is electrifying
Pulsating with energy
Utterly effective and exemplary theatremaking
This is a really thought-provoking and well-considered piece
Astonishingly full-blooded performance
Morris's rhetoric is faultless and all his reflections on racism are too
A committed and multi-dimensional performance from Anthony Ofoegbu
Anthony Ofoegbu gives a great performance
A bafflingly wispy tale
A frustratingly undersketched look
A misfiring portrait of a fractured mind
Date & time
2.45pm & 7.45pm