Chicks Theatre Picks • Chiaroscuro :(noun) the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.
I want to find it all now
know our names know the others in history
so many women have been lost at sea
so many stories have been swept away
Aisha, Yomi, Beth and Opal couldn’t be more different, but when Aisha hosts a dinner party, the friends soon discover that they’re all looking for an answer to the same question. Does it lie in Aisha’s childhood? Or in Beth and Opal’s new romance? Who will tell them who they really are?
What starts out as a friendly conversation between women, soon turns heated when Yomi reveals what she really thinks about Beth and Opal’s relationship.
Live music and spoken word collide in an explosive gig-theatre event, this bold reimagining is a celebration of queer women of colour across generations.
The show was written by multi-award-winning writer and Makar, Scottish National Poet, Jackie Kay. It will be directed by Lynette Linton who is the director of the recent West End hit Sweat.
The cracking cast are; one of our fav’s Preeya Kalidas from EastEnders, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Bend It Like Beckham along with Gloria Onitiri from West End shows like The Lion King, The Bodyguard, and Caroline, Or Change. They will be joined by singer, actor and composer Anoushka Lucas from Jesus Christ Superstar and Shiloh Coke from the recent West End production of Misty who is pulling double duty as an actor and the show’s Musical Director.
Chiaroscuro is the final edition in the ‘Passing the Baton’ series. It follows the revival of Winsome Pinnock’s ‘Leave Taking’ and Caryl Phillips ‘Strange Fruit’