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Battie - Man Blues

By Oscar Lumley - Watson

Year staged: 1993

Opening night: 04/11/1993

Theatre Company: Truly Fierce Productions

Staged in: Lilian Baylis Theatre

Cast Size: 2


A two-person play set around a hook up between two black men. One is openly gay, while the other protests that he is straight. After a complicated exchange and a night of romance, they deliberate on what a relationship between them would be like given their differences in queer identification. The play explores modern black queerness, and the differences that one’s background can have.

Original Cast

Andrew Douglas


Idris Elba


Production Team

Isla Stewart


Justin Farndale


Oscar Lumley - Watson


Luc Georges


Additional Materials

Unpublished Playscript

Ref: BBPA/4/28

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