It's 1982. London is restless. Gripped by spiraling unemployment and inner city riots. Ska beats dominate the airwaves and in a flat in Deptford, two mixed race brothers are re-united. A new play by Arinze Kene.
'Promise comes with a name attached: Arinze Kene'
Sixteen years old, Onochie rules the family roost. His barely known older brother Chima returns home to find that Onochie is a skinhead who chooses to no longer be black.
Chima is not welcome in the area and only has a few hours to connect with his brother. But outside a hostile community has been alerted to his return. Chima has been blamed for the death of a white girl and the vitriolic community won't rest until it delivers its rough justice.
In this timely and compelling play, Onochie is forced to decide whether to stand with the community he has tried to belong to, or with the brother he barely knows.
Tickets £8 - £14
First performance on Wednesday 20 February: all tickets £8
Matinee on Saturday 23 February: all tickets £10
All other performances: £12 - £14
God's Property transfers to Soho Theatre on 26 February.
'Theatre that people of any colour would queue round the block to see'
-Time Out on Talawa Theatre Company
Above: the cast of God's Property. Bradley Gardner, Ria Zmitrowicz, Ash Hunter and Kingsley Ben-Adir.
Photos by Helen Maybanks.
Written by Arinze Kene
Directed by Michael Buffong
Designed by Ellen Cairns
Lighting Design by Jason Taylor
Sound Design by Jack C Arnold
To find out more about Talawa Theatre Company, visit their website.