Explain your current situation to your five-years-ago self….

In 2011 Grammy Award winning musician Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr letter answering the question  “Explain your current situation to your five-years-ago self.”

The result was the most heartfelt, wholesome, and inspirational letter, with insight into his journey including personal and professional development, heartache humour but above all hope

To honour 10 years since the letter was first posted, we have invited some of the country’s most exciting writers’ poets and Theatre Makers to express what they would say to their younger self if only they had the chance. The letters we be interceded by acoustic and jazz renditions of some of Frank Oceans most iconic songs performed by a host of incredible emerging and established musicians. A night of creativity, Chilled vibes, reflection, love and hope.

Check out the awesome line up below

Ruth Brown
Cal-I Jonel
Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown
Thembe Mvula
Lilith Ai
Ewa Dina

About Ryan Calais Cameron

Ryan Calais Cameron is a writer and actor and theatre maker. He is currently under commission to the Royal Court and most recently worked as a writer on My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid). Ryan is an alumnus of the Royal Court Writer’s Programme and Soho Young Company. As a writer his recent work includes: The Offie and Stage award-winning play Queens of Sheba and critically acclaimed Typical (Soho Theatre).

Ryan’s latest play Retrograde has been shortlisted for the Alfred Fagan Award and The Verity Bargate Award 2020, respectively. Ryan is the co-founder and Artistic Director of multi-award-winning Theatre Company, Nouveau Riche. Ryan is currently in commissioned development on several original projects for television.