...cake
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839040214Publication Date:
15 Jul 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788504034Publication Date:
15 Jul 2021
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First Staged:
Theatre Peckham, London, 2021

...cake

By babirye bukilwa

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It's one of those hot April evenings that feel like summer, and the heat is stifling in Sissy's London flat as she dances, unrestrained, beautiful, alive…

But when sixteen-year-old Eshe arrives, powerful emotions come to the surface – and the two women are locked in a dance where freedom clashes with duty.

babriye bukilwa's play …cake is a psychological drama that asks if the cycle of generational trauma can ever be broken. Can queer, Black femmes find love and belonging when the soil beneath them – and the climate around them – is hostile? It was first performed at Theatre Peckham, London, in 2021, directed by the venue's Associate Director, malakaï sargeant.

'everything i do kills you. i don't know if i love you because i have to or because i can't help it… i don't know if both of those things are bad.'

Press Quotes

'Claustrophobic and thrilling... babirye bukilwa's two-hander explores themes of race, class and sexuality with extraordinary subtlety'

Independent

'Stunning'

The Stage

'A devastating and necessary watch... Never before have I seen such a real portrayal of the trauma that is passed between generations'

A Younger Theatre

'Raw, uncompromising... A dark, twisted psychological drama'

London Theatre 1
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839040214Publication Date:
15 Jul 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788504034Publication Date:
15 Jul 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
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