So we are entering the final week of the sold out Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone
In that final week we are also ramping up our programme of wrap around activity inspired by and reflecting on the themes in the show. If you've enjoyed Nina already it's a perfect opportunity to come back...
Greg Grenidge Memorial Trust. Before call and response Unity welcomes too very different pieces which are exploring similar issues to those being explored by Josette in Nina.
First up is Word by Jamal Harewood . When I saw the performance originally it left me feeling so many things - confused, angry, exposed even - and that was before I realised I'd unwittingly broken the rules. Taking its structure from a game show Jamal's work cleverly challenges our preconceptions about language. 'I was always told' writes Jamal 'that it’s not what you say, but how you say it - is this true?. Catch his work in progress show on Tue 25 October, 6pm .
Then on Wednesday 26th October Worklight Theatre bring their multi-award winning show Labels to Unity 2. Quiet, funny and unassuming this show packs its punch in a different way to Labels and Nina. Like Nina though, its based on personal experience.
It’s a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration, charting a childhood in 90’s Devon, shifting political landscapes and global refugee crisis, uses comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels!