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Shame and Scandal

Shame and Scandal


  • DATES & TIMES: Friday 9 October, 8pm & Saturday 10 October, 3pm & 8pm
  • AGE GROUP: 16+
  • TICKETS: £15 in advance, £20 on the door.
  • Break-Thru Productions and Ithina Productions present

    Shame and Scandal

    Shame and Scandal by Alex Wheatle is a comedy/drama starring Curtis Walker, Coren Lawrence, Russeni Fisher and AshFanti set in 1960s Jamaica.

    Shame and Scandal is a comedy based on the lyrics of the classic Ska song performed by The Wailers. Written by Alex Wheatle, acclaimed author of eight novels including Brixton Rock, East of Acre Lane, Island Songs, The Dirty South and Liccle Bit.


    Shame and Scandal is the tale of an affluent Jamaican family consumed with keeping their financial legacy intact. Brimming with twists and turns this dark comedy set in 1960s Jamaica; sees the prodigal son Michael’s return home with his power hungry fiancé Sophia. Milton and Diana put the young couple through their paces. As life-altering secrets are revealed tensions mount and they all battle to keep what they feel they rightfully deserve.


    The cast includes Curtis Walker whose many credits include Youngers (E4) as Milton Lawson; Ash Fanti as Diana Lawson; Russeni Fisher whose credits include Hansel & Gretal (Theatre Royal Stratford East) as Michael; and Coren Lawrence whose credits include Strictly Bingo as Sophia Banton.


    Artistic Director Lunga Yeni directed a sell-out production of Pumpkin Soup for the Soul (Chats Palace). Other credits include; Become a Man and The Thing About Shirley (Hackney Empire) and Incompatibly Yours (Lyric Hammersmith).


    She said: 'I want to begin to build a variety of genres that will become black British classics and will put a spotlight on the unique black British voice.'


    The creative team is completed by designer, Anabel Temple and Assistant Director, Luyanda Lipere.

    This event is organised and run by an external company who’ve hired space at the Albany. Our wide range of well-equipped spaces, talented staff and excellent catering make us the perfect venue for your hire. To find out more go to the Albany or Deptford Lounge pages or get in touch on 020 8692 4446 ext 218 or