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Bitter Herb, A

By Kwame Kwei-Armah

Year staged: 2001

Opening night: 05/02/2001

Theatre Company: Bristol Old Vic Theatre; 1946

Staged in: Bristol Old Vic

Cast Size: 5

Synopsis

Valerie MacKenna is a successful middle-class businesswoman, who lives with her husband, Willard, son Peter and adopted white daughter Jaime in comfortable suburbia. When her son John is murdered by white racists, the family are pulled apart as they struggle to cope with the media intrusion and lack of his killers’ conviction in the criminal justice system.

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Bitter Herb, A

Production Team

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Co-Writer

Additional Materials

Link to Playscript

Playscript

Ref: MPS 9412

British Library

Link to Programme

Programme

Ref: TTC/8/3/3/36

V&A Theatre and Performance

Link to Scripts

Scripts

Ref: BOV/3/1/19/223

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Production Papers

Production Papers

Ref: BOV/3/2/733/1

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

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Production Photographs

Ref: BOV/3/2/733/6/1

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Production Photographs

Production Photographs

Ref: BOV/3/2/733/6/2

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Production Photograph

Production Photograph

Ref: BOV/3/2/733/6/3

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Publicity File

Publicity File

Ref: BOV/4/1/3/2

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Posters

Posters

Ref: BOV/4/3/2/338

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Poster

Poster

Ref: BOV/4/3/2/339

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Production File

Production File

Ref: BOV/3/2/733

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

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