Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro Tickets

Book Tickets
  • Chiaroscuro, Jackie Kay's masterpiece, directed by Lynette Linton, is brought to life in this stunning adaption at Bush Theatre.

    I want to find it all now
    know our names know the others in history
    so many women have been lost at sea
    so many stories have been swept away

    Chiaroscuro: (noun) the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.

    Aisha, Yomi, Beth and Opal couldn't be more different, but when Aisha hosts a dinner party, the friends soon discover that they're all looking for an answer to the same question. Does it like in Aisha's childhood? Or in Beth and Opal's new romance? 

    Who will tell them who they really are?

    What starts out as a friendly conversation between women, soon turns heated when Yomi reveals what she really things about Beth and Opal's relationship.

    Live music and spoken word collide in a explosive gig-theatre event that breathes new life into Scottish National Poet Jackie Kay's 1986 masterpiece. Directed by Lynette Linton (Sweat, Richard II), this bold re-imagining is a celebration of queer women of colour across the generations.

    At the Bush Theatre from 31 August 2019 to 5 October 2019, book your Chiaroscuro tickets today!

  • Bush Theatre

    London,
    W12 8LJ

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