Thu 22nd - Sat 24th Feb
TIMBUKTU directly confronts the current crises consuming and confining contemporary Black males, challenging traditional conceptions of Black masculinity and notions of a monolithic, centralised, and authentic Black manhood.
The play is a candid portrait of, racial and economic injustice, hyper-masculinity, love and pain. Externalising the inner tensions experienced by young Black men as they attempt to negotiate the processes of life.
TIMBUKTU is told from the perspective of four articulate young men during the aftermath of another murder on their Council Estate. Weaving together movement, poetry; storytelling and direct audience address.
Written by Ryan Calais Cameron
Directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu
Produced by Nouveau Richè
Photo: Citizen Stewart
TIMBUKTU is part of Gerry's STRONGER THAN FEAR FESTIVAL. Click here to see other events in the festival programme. #StrongerThanFear
Age Guidance: 12+
Post-show talk: Sat 24 Feb after the matinee
Credits include: Mr Foote's Other Leg (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Secret Heart (Produced by Ill Manors' Atif Ghani), On Duty, Headloss, Bakersfield, The Schoold for Scandal & Othello. Kingsley is a lead in popular web series SPIN for which he has been twice nominated for Best Actor. Kingsley trained at Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts Drama School.
Uchenna Chukwudinma is a Swiss/British actor. Theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antigone, The Grand Gesture, Road, A Love Letter to the Cloud Seekers , Death and Dancing. He trained with the Identity School of Acting and ALT. Uchenna is currently in his final year of Acting for Stage and Media at the West London University.
Credits include: How To Hold Your Breath (Royal Court Theatre), Dunsinane (The Royal Shakespeare Company), Secret Cinema – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Boy X (Arc Theatre), Dyonisus (Creative Blueballs: The Courtyard Theatre), Feathers (Unrestricted View), The Wrong Way (The Bunker Theatre), Did Death Do Us Part? (Anchor Of Hope Drama Productions) and Fade Out. Television: CRIMS (Prod. By BBC Three),1980’s: The decade that made us (Prod. By National Geographic/Nutopia Ltd). Film: AUX (Evolutionary Films), Gummy Man Rage (Dan Kokotajlo/Virgin Media Shorts) ’High Hopes’ (Prod by. Palerima Pictures). Joshua’s training includes The Identity Drama School Of Acting and Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School.
Credits include: Edward II (Lazarus Theatre), Crossing The Line (The Cockpit Theatre), We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary (The Albany Theatre), A Boy Named Sue (The Rosemary Branch Theatre), SUS (The Bierkeller Theatre), and Nougat For Kings (Underbelly EdFringe).