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Fix Up

By Kwame Kwei-Armah
'Fix Up' bookstore, Thursday late afternoon in early October - Black History Month
No. acts: 
Cast total: 
Male cast: 
Female cast: 


Its Black History month but you wouldnt know it in Tottenham where Revive PLC plan to turn Kwesis All Black African Party hotbed into luxury flats, and it looks like Kiyis conscious bookstore will soon go the same way. And then a beautiful visitor shows up in their midst and life goes from bad to worse."Being around too much white folk. I seen the bluest of blackest men get too much exposure bam, they lose their rhythm. Put on a James Brown tune and they start doing the Charleston to ras!"

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Jeffery Kissoon Brother Kiyi
Mo Sesay Carl
Steve Toussaint Kwesi
Claire Benedict Norma
Nina Sosanya Alice
Jon Clairmonte Singer
Claire Coates Singer
Siam Hurlock Singer
Nigel Wong Singer
Production Team:
Angus Jackson Director
Struan Leslie Movement Director
Bunny Christie Designer
Pete Bull Assistant to the Lighting Designer
Neil Austin Lighting Designer
Gareth Fry Sound Designer
Michael Mayhew Poster designer
Stephen Cummiskey Programme Designer
Carolyn Downing Associate Sound Designer
Stephanie Arditti Costume Supervisor
Neil McArthur Music Supervisor / Arranger
Jason Barnes Production Manager
Catherine Ashmore Production Photographer
Jo Nield Assistant Stage Manager
Patsy Rodenburg Company Voice Coach
Tim Blazdell Design Associate
Timandra Dyer Assistant Production Manager
Nick Drake Literary Translator
Nik Haffenden Deputy Stage Manager


Type Code
NT audio recording of Scene 4 BBPA/3/1/25
Article on the history of black philosophy BBPA/2/3/4
Poster National Theatre, RNT/PP/2/4/260B

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Programme RNT/PP/1/4/255 National Theatre
Video Recording RNT/SO/2/1/218 National Theatre  
Poster RNT/PP/2/4/260B National Theatre  
Production and Rehearsal photographs RNT/PP/5/439 National Theatre  
Press Reviews RNT/PR/4/1/797 National Theatre  
Prompt Script RNT/SM/1/524 National Theatre  
Production photographs RNT/PR/3/620 National Theatre  
Playscript MPS 10832 British Library