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Thu 9 September - Sun 12 September

Roundabout in Victoria Park: Black Love

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09 Sep


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Part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout 2021 season

By Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by the Ringham Brothers.

Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.

They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love.

When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage, they begin a  journey to confronting their own worst fears.

BLACK LOVE is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

About Chino:

Chinonyerem is a Nigeria-born, Bristol based playwright, director and poet. Her work for theatre includes JOANNE AND AMONGST THE REEDS for Clean Break, London /The Yard, a modern retelling of TWIST for Theatre Centre, MEDEA at Bristol Old Vic, and WE TOO, ARE GIANTS for Kiln Theatre. More recently, a new play PRINCESS & THE HUSTLER toured across the UK for Eclipse Theatre/Bristol Old Vic/HullTruck. She was the Writer-in-Residence at Live Theatre/Northumbria University and is now an Associate Artist at Live. Her work has been shortlisted for several awards including the Adrienne Benham Award, Alfred Fagon Award, and the Bruntwood Playwriting Award. She is the joint winner for the 2018 Sonia Friedman Award for a new play ‘How to Walk on the Moon’ written for C4/Talawa Theatre.  She also writes for radio and TV.

Please note this performance takes place at Roundabout in Victoria Park, Swinton.

Age Guidance: 12+

Running time: 80 minutes

Content warning: strong language, scenes of a sexual nature

Trigger warning: references to and themes around racism, death of a parent