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Brixton Stories (Or the Short and Happy Life of Ossie Jones)

By Biyi Bandele
Ossie Jones is an immigration lawyer in Brixton.
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A preacher, heckler and soapbox philosopher debate life and religion. A busker sings the Brixton National anthem, complete with gunshots and police sirens. Triple-Johni the murderer serves his three life-sentences. Ossie, our storyteller, tries to cope with the loss of his wife, while his daughter tries to cope with losing her father. Brixton is the chaotic, enchanting, energetic setting for one man’s life.

Original production

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Original Cast:
Jude Akuwudike Ossie
Diane Parish Nehushta
Production Team:
Roxana Silbert Director
Niki Turner Designer


Title Year Publisher NT Library
Brixton Stories and Happy Birthday, Mister Deka D 2001 Methuen Drama No

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Playscript MPS 9721 British Library
Production Management File THM/317/3/1/157 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection  
Photographs THM/110/1/507 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection