• Adventures of Snow Black And Rose Red, The 2001
    This is a modern fairy tale fusing African, Asian, and European myth with urban city life. Two female friends are trapped in the web of...
  • Ayo and Ade's Big London Safari 2005
    Ade takes Ayo on the London Eye one of the safest rides in Blankland. It becomes apparent that Ade is corrupt and his cruel view of life...
  • Babel Junctions 2006
    A play that explores how culture, religion and faith shape our 21st century perceptions and experience. When Hackney district nurse...
  • Bilad al-Sudan 2006
    Bilad al-Sudan focuses on two refugees from two differing clans now living in a government refugee camp in Darfur, with two very...
  • Brethren 2003
  • Charlie 2006
    Short site specific play performed at The Gardener Arts Centre, Brighton.
  • God is a DJ 2006
    Hard Rock, Hip Hop, Trip Hop, R and B, Country, Punky, Funky, Folk, Soul not forgetting Rock and Roll. Nothing touches us like music,...
  • Good Iago 2003
  • IDP 2006
    A mother refuses to acknowledge a daughter who has been brutalised while gathering firewood outside a camp.
  • In Time 2008
    Two young lovers are forcibly separated. Years later their children from subsequent marriages meet and fall in love. Will pain and hatred...
  • King Baabu 2003
  • Oga's Ark 2004
    After their bus crashes, the survivors of an African theatre troupe rehearse a new version of their play The Animals are Taking Over, but...
  • Reap What You Sow 2007
    A 20 minute reading based on Yoruba myths and characters inspired by the play The Brothers Size by Tarrell Alvin McCraney.
  • Rocket Man 2006
    A man tries to chat up a girl but finds his British reserve gets in the way.
  • Set Piece 2009
  • Two Step 2004
    Lenny is a success. He has kicked the booze, gone to college and is a budding writer. He also has a trophy wife, young and white, and a...
  • Wuthering Heights 2009
    Musical adaptation of Emily Bronte's timeless tale of passion, jealousy and revenge. Shakuntala is the fiery and headstrong daughter of...
  • Poison 2000
  • Local Boy 2000
  • Makinde 2000
    Inspired by William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Makinde is the story of a young British graduate of West African descent who, on the eve of...
  • Under Their Influence 2000
    Under Their Influence is set in contemporary London. The action takes place in a mental institution where the patient is having what he...
  • Gift, The 2000
    Since their childhood, when Heather left Jamaica to start a new life in England, her half-sister Bernice always claimed to have 'the gift...
  • Prayer, The 2000
    As a young boy, Granville is subjected to physical and mental torture by his bullying father. He is beaten into submission, battered into...
  • Far Side, The 2000
    The Far Side is based on the aftermath of the Stephen Lawrence murder where a kangaroo court of the local community summon back the...
  • Clear Water 2000
    Clear Water, a drama that explores the tension that results as a family struggles to accept its African roots.
  • Mary Seacole 2000
    Mary Seacole the Opera tells the dramatic ture story of the pioneering Jamaican healer Mary Seacole daughter of a black Jamiacan mother...
  • Water 2000
  • two women 2000
  • Tuna Girl 2000
    Marlene has moved to the seaside with her Dad. She misses the city and her friends and the life she left behind. But Marlene's problems...
  • Junior's Story 2000
    A rent boy called Junior gets caught up in male prostitution.
  • Bitter Herb, A 2001
    Valerie MacKenna is a successful middle-class businesswoman, who lives with her husband, Willard, son Peter and adopted white daughter...
  • Amazing Birthday, The 2001
    In Birthday Land, Jack's birthday 'Six' is very excited and can't wait for his special day - but things start to go wrong. Slowly, his...
  • Passports to the Promised Land 2001
    Jordan is on a voyage of discovery. At nineteen years of age he leaves the Caribbean for England in search of his father. But rather than...
  • Equiano 2001
    Based on the extraordinary autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, the play explores the secret history of Britain's earliest black community.
  • Caravan 2001
    Becky has to go on holiday with her Dad, his new girlfriend, and her daughter Tasmin. Tasmin is only interested in music, clothes and...
  • One Love 2001
    Hot, humid, downtown Kingston, Jamaica. The 1970s. Streets pulse with reggae, rhythm and dub. Brotherman is a local Rastafarian guru who...
  • Yaa Asantewaa: Warrior Queen 2001
    Nana Yaa Asantewaa was a woman of exceptional bravery who, in March 1900, raised and led an army of thousands against the British...
  • Clubland 2001
    Although Ben is married to Denise he's still on the pull, Kenny's looking for someone who's "right", Ade's with Sandra but playing the...
  • Abyssinia 2001
    Queen Victoria and Albert had numerous offspring, but none of them had a more profound effect on the Royal family than their black...
  • Mapping The Edge 2001
    Mapping the Edge was created by Louise Ann Wilson and Wils Wilson in collaboration with playwright Bernardine Evaristo, poet Amanda...
  • Brixton Stories (Or the Short and Happy Life of Ossie Jones) 2001
    A preacher, heckler and soapbox philosopher debate life and religion. A busker sings the Brixton National anthem, complete with gunshots...
  • Souls 2001
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider 2002
    Itsy Bitsy Spider follows the story of Anansi, the trickster spider on his journey to confront the mighty wind who has taken one of...
  • Shoot 2 Win 2002
    With more mouth than muscle, the ladies of the VIP Crew aren't going to let anyone get in their way, not even each other. In the locker...
  • You Don't Kiss 2002
    Justin moves to London because he is tired of being surrounded by deadbeats and no hopers - he is a winner. So how come his deadbeat,...
  • Take Away 2002
    Takeaway tells the story of a city taken over by onions, everyone wants them, everyone is getting hooked, and only Darcus, a travelling...
  • Storm 2002
  • Long Time No See 2002
    Long Time No See is the story of a white working class woman named Freda who marries Billy, a hopeful young Jamaican whom she meets in...
  • Catwalk 2002
    Make no mistake, a catwalk is a slippery slope to hell, says this play about black people who work in the fashion business. But why is...
  • Caribbean Abroad, A 2002
    A Caribbean Abroad explores the experiences of the Caribbean diaspora.
  • Sammy 2002
    The production uses Sammy Davis Jr's history to tackle relevant contemporary issues - racism and the lack of personal, economic, and...
  • Key Game, The 2002
    Care in the community is an issue that will always cause controversy. The Key Game, produced by Talawa, may be set in a psychiatric...
  • dirty butterfly 2003
    Flatmates Amelia and Jason are drawn into the dark and compelling world of their mutual neighbour Jo who is the victim of nightly...
  • Early Morning 2003
    The play is set early one morning in the City of London. In a team of office cleaners, dissent in the ranks reaches fever pitch. Ojo,...
  • Bro 9 2003
    Agent Scally is CIA special ops, Moss Side & Hulme. One night, in his tower block, Scally has a close encounter with 10-foot tall Black...
  • born bad 2003
    A blood-related black family. A Dad, a Mum, a Daughter, two Sisters, a Brother. A family argument. reveals the skeleton in the closet,...
  • Fallout 2003
    A boy is found dead. DC Joe Stephens must return to his old neighbourhood to investigate. Shance is avoiding his questions about her...
  • Off Camera 2003
  • B is for Black 2003
    B IS FOR BLACK follows the rise, then fall from grace of Ben Nelson. A Black man who attended Oxford, Ben eagerly begins his first day at...
  • Two Tracks and Text Me 2003
    A stray text message links Friday- night revellers with the fate of a young girl desperate for help.
  • Slamdunk 2004
    Basketball is the most popular game on the planet. Streetball is its rougher, tougher, younger brother. You've got to be strong; you've...
  • Oddest Couple, The 2004
    The oddest couple tells the tale of Thelma and Iggy Norant, a suburban couple in a stale marriage. Thelma seeks life, love and laughter,...
  • Sons of Charlie Paora, The 2004
    Charlie Paora is dead and buried. One night in a garage in Mangere, South Auckland, a group of young men gather to acknowledge the...
  • Something Dark 2004
    Something Dark tells the true story of Lemn Sissay who as a baby was given up by his Ethiopian mother in the 1960s. He was renamed Norman...
  • Blest Be The Tie 2004
    Florence can't complain - her children are grown up, she's got best friend Eunice to look after her and is happy to call London her home....
  • Basil and Beattie 2004
    Basil and Beattie are finding the golden years of their lives somewhat tarnished, locked together with only physical infirmity and mental...
  • Bear Hug 2004
    Two middle-class parents try to raise their child Michael, who has turned into a bear. A startling absurdist parable about modern...
  • trade 2004
    Set on a Caribbean island the play examines the live of three women: a hip young thing from London, an older tourist and a resident...
  • Fix Up 2004
    Its Black History month but you wouldnt know it in Tottenham where Revive PLC plan to turn Kwesis All Black African Party hotbed into...
  • Slow Time 2005
  • Little Sweet Thing 2005
    Kev, Jamal and Ryan used to run together in the winning school relay team. Now they are running just to stand still on the huge housing...
  • One Under 2005
    When tube train driver Cyrus experiences his first 'one under' it sets in motion a life-altering chain of events. In his search to...
  • True Stories 2005
    Harold Finley plays six characters, British and American, male and female, in this darkly funny and provocative piece based on real...
  • Resistance 2005
    Resistance explores the evolution of Jacques Lusseyran as the blind teenage hero of the French Resistance. Resistance uses physical...
  • Sweet Yam Kisses 2005
    Sweet Yam Kisses follows three couples as their relationships evolve from getting together to staying together. Woven into the script are...
  • stoning mary 2005
    A husband and wife row about a prescription. A mother and father row about their son, who has become a child soldier. Two sisters row...
  • High Heel Parrotfish 2005
    It's drag night at Mrs Miller's Bar in Trinidad. As Carnival fever raises temperatures outside, six beautiful 'ladies' prepare backstage,...
  • Bashment 2005
    Bashment explores the controversy around dancehall music and the consequences of homophobic lyrics.
  • Effie May 2005
    Set in a claustrophobic and class ridden village in Grenada, this engaging play is inspired by the spirit world stories of La Diablesse ...
  • Britishish 2005
  • Daydreams Of Hailey 2005
    Performed at the Royal Court Theatre as a rehearsed reading.
  • Beach, The 2005
    Performed at the tricycle theatre as a one day scratch performance.
  • What's In The Cat 2005
    Set in Manchesters Moss Side, Whats in The Cat tells the story of a family Christmas in 1974. Lauren's come back for Christmas dinner,...
  • Pinocchio 2005
  • My Life 2006
  • Estate, The 2006
    Set in contemporary Lagos, Nigeria, The Estate tells the story of the family chief Adeyemi, a wealthy businessman with an extended family...
  • 93.2 FM 2006
    Coach and Bossman are a dynamic duo tearing up the airwaves at Borough FM. Together they have become radio heroes, but someone's getting...
  • Question Of Courage, A 2006
    In 2004 Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality, asked if the countryside is guilty of a "passive apartheid"....
  • Rhymes Reasons and Bomb Ass Beatz 2006
    This darkly comic play covers three years in the interconnected lives of 10 Britons and Americans, from drag queens to rappers, drug...
  • Master Juba 2006
    Based on a true story, William Henry Lane is an African-American discovered hoofing in a bar in the New York in the mid 19th Century....
  • Booty Call 2006
    Fantasy blurs with reality, Jason and Claire are catapulted into a weird and destructive game. Who will win? Who will lose? Only one way...
  • Distant Violence 2006
    Part of a series of short plays which sheds light on the plight in Darfur.
  • Moj of the Antarctic 2006
    Moj of the Antarctic is inspired by the wonderful true life story of Ellen Craft, a 19th century African-American slave woman who escaped...
  • Days Of Significance 2007
    Written in response to Much Ado About Nothing, Days of Significance is set in market-town England and the deserts of Iraq. On the eve of...
  • Wedding Dance, The 2007
    West Side Story meets Dangerous Liaisons with a dash of Tarantino in this passionate love story - a dance musical where the movement and...
  • Gone Too Far 2007
    When two brothers from different continents go down the street to buy a pint of milk they lift the lid on a disunited nation where...
  • Gilbert is Dead 2007
    Lucius Trickett, owner of the most famous taxidermy museum in London, conspires with Queen Victoria and intrepid explorer Gilbert Shirley...
  • Black Crows 2007
    Linda Brogan's Black Crows creates a dark and vivid world of love, jealousy and hunger in 1970s Manchester.
  • Breakfast Hearts / Choirplay 2007
    Two short plays that explore with startling vibrancy and dark humour what it means to live and love in the modern world.
  • Unplanned 2007
    Spells and stories, jelly babies and fishbowls combine in Malika Booker's one one-woman show about fertility and pregnancy.
  • Icarus Girl, The 2007
    Jessamy Harrison is the precocious only child of a Nigerian mother and English father, who finds it impossible to make friends. Then she...
  • 35 cents 2007
    It is election time in Jamaica and the campaign has been completely overwhelmed by extreme apathy and disillusionment. Fatigued by the...
  • Safe 2007
    Remi should be taking his GCSEs. Instead he's taking care of little nephew Lennox. Big sis Dionne can't cope after boyfriend Delroy is...
  • Christ of Coldharbour Lane, The 2007
    A revolutionary preacher begs the crowds to 'abandon the wilful peace' that keeps them down. In a play crowded with a kaleidoscope of...
  • Liar 2007
    A compulsive liar has a spiritual awakening and becomes a successful tv evangelist. Can Wole use his new healing skills to bring harmony...
  • Torn 2007
  • Rough Crossings 2007
    As the American War of Independence reaches its climax, a plantation slave and a British naval officer embark on an epic journey in...
  • Pure Gold 2007
    Pure Gold focuses on black inner-city life as a father struggles to provide for his family.
  • Joe Guy 2007
    Joe Boateng's days behind the counter of a cheap burger bar are far behind him, as is his childhood sweetheart Naomi and the kids who...
  • TAG: Just Writing My Name 2007
    An original piece of Hip Hop theatre using break dance, body popping, rap-poetry, larger-than-life graffiti sculptures and video...
  • Catalysta 2007
    Hurricanes can rip through a city and destroy it within a matter of moments; throwing everything and everyone into turmoil. Families on...
  • African Cargo, An 2007
    In 1781 the slave ship Zong, overlade with captured Africans, is heading to Jamaica but loses its way in the Caribbean Sea. With...
  • Fit 2007
    FIT is a play about attempting to fit in and trying to stand out in a culture where everything from not liking sport to wearing the...
  • Trickster 2007
  • Cinderella 2007
    Will Cinderella go to the ball to meet her Prince Charming, despite the wicked efforts of her smelly, nasty step-sisters? Well she might,...
  • Anansi Trades Places 2007
    Talawa reawaken the much loved African and Caribbean character of Anansi for his latest adventure. Legendary spider Anansi takes an...
  • Let There Be Love 2008
    When West Indian pensioner Alfred Morris is kicked out of his daughters Croydon house he returns to his Willesden home to find hes been...
  • Exit Sign 2008
  • Angel House 2008
    Angel House focuses on the lives of two brothers, Franklin and Stephen, and the community of Angel House, a housing estate in west London.
  • Legend of Moremi 2008
    A five minute monologue written for Cathy Tyson about the legend of the Yoruba heroine Moremi Ajasoro.
  • Baby Girl 2008
    Kelle is 13 and still a virgin. And if her best friend Danielle knows, then the whole school knows. But will sleeping with the wide-boy...
  • House Of Agnes 2008
    After 40 years of building a home in London, Agnes is retiring and moving back to Ghana. Her final wish is for her sons to live together...
  • random 2008
    An ordinary family starts an ordinary day, until their young son is killed in a random shooting outside his school.
  • Harm's Way 2008
  • For One Night Only 2008
    Bode and Eddie arrive at Heathrow via the same dodgy passport service. Finding they share more than just the same new identity, they hook...
  • Familyman 2008
    Caesar Ramsay works hard for his family. But the news his son Nelson reveals, sends Caesar's seemingly ordinary life rapidly spinning out...
  • Oxford Street 2008
    At Total Sports, security guard Kofi and his workmates are making sure everything runs smoothly, easing the daily grind with plenty of...
  • Spiral, The 2008
    The Spiral is based on a series of interviews with a group of British muslims.
  • Pandora's Box 2008
    A British-born Nigerian mother accompanies her streetwise son on his first trip to her homeland, but then wrestles with whether to leave...
  • Wish Collector, The 2008
    A magical epic whirling from a playground in Britain to a village in Sierra Leone.
  • At The Gates of Gaza 2008
    Stranded in the battlefields of the Holy Land during the Great War, a battalion of West Indian volunteers fight for the Empire, the King...
  • Floor 44 2008
  • Muhammad Ali & Me 2008
    Muhammad Ali and Me is a lyrical coming of age story, following the parallel struggles of a gay child growing up in foster care and the...
  • Why I don't Hate White People 2009
    Lemn Sissay's play is a brief journey around racism, guilt, denial, political correctness and the meaning of colour.
  • Hounding of David Oluwale, The 2009
    Based on Kester Aspden's award-winning book that charts the life of a man hounded to death by racist police, Oladipo Agboluaje's play...
  • Anansi and the Magic Mirror 2009
    When Anansi enters the world of Nana Sus's magic shop and steals the magic mirror from under the nose of the young gril Adojah, he...
  • Venus and the Killer Bees 2009
    Sex, romance and kickboxers! A war of the sexes fought to the bass pumpin sounds of bashment reggae.
  • 14th Tale, The 2009
    The 14th Tale is a free-flowing narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief growing from the clay streets of...
  • Fixer 2009
    Set in Northern Nigeria against a backdrop of global turmoil and corruption. An oil pipeline, a group of rebels, a multinational, two...
  • Somebody's Son 2009
    A story about slavery, dignity, and survival.
  • Iya-ile (The First Wife) 2009
    It's 1989 in Lagos. Political hysteria and social change are sweeping Nigeria. Chief Adeyemi's wife Toyin is turning forty and, behind...
  • Foreplay 2009
  • Three-way 2009
    Manchester-based Spoken Word artist Yusra Warsama, Birmingham Grime boy RT and London's storyteller Malika Booker. Three Way engages the...
  • Secret Army, The 2009
    When incriminating documents linking their son to a Nigerian terrorist cell are found in his Oxford University dorm, a high-flying...
  • Identity 2009
  • Golden Hour, The 2009
    When a British triage nurse of Zimbabwean descent encounters an African baby that he suspects has been illegally brought into the country...
  • High Life 2009
    A mother's loss turns into obesession after the unexplained suicide of her popular teenage daughter. When two Igbo families come together...
  • Category B 2009
  • Egusi Soup 2009
    As a British-Nigerian family pack their suitcases and prepare to head home for a funeral, they realise they will need to get rid of some...
  • Maw Broon Monologues, The 2009
    Maw Broon goes in search of herself with her sidekick doppelganger Psyche.
  • Detaining Justice 2009
    Justice is locked in a cold dark cell, his asylum application pending. His sister Grace would like to help, but has been told to leave it...