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Fri 20 October - Sat 21 October

Cheeky Little Brown

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How do you break up with your best friend?

When you’ve known someone basically your whole life,
Since you were five,
And you know all the same people,
And everyone you know knows you as one special Thing,

Meet Lady, a determined sharp-tongued charmer who loves her best friend Gemma as much as she loves a late-night kebab. It’s Gemma’s birthday party. The two haven’t seen each other for six months.

cheeky little brown, by Papatango Prize winning playwright Nkenna Akunna (Some of Us Exist in the Future), is a failed night out, a musical, a show about heartbreak and queerness, taking place on a journey through the city Lady calls home.

With original songs, this coming-of-age story examines a friendship between two Black women, on diverging paths of self-love and acceptance.

Original photograph – Myah Jeffers

A beautiful ode to Black society and home” The Guardian on Black Love, written and
directed by Chinonyerem Odimba.

Emotionally rewarding, envisioning and compelling” West End Best Friend on Some of Us
Exist in the Future by Nkenna Akunna.

A tiata fahodzi, Belgrade Theatre & Bristol Old Vic co-production.

Original photograph – Myah Jeffers.



“Tiajna Amayo is luminous”

The Stage

“captivating and thought-provoking”

South Bristol Voice

“Cheeky Little Brown is an infectiously energetic, funny and vibrant one-woman “anti-romcom”

Bristol 24/7