Black Love

Cast: 3f 1m plus optional chorus

Staging: Flexible staging, minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839040245Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788504065Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Paines Plough UK tour, 2021

Black Love

By Chinonyerem Odimba

Paperback £9.99£7.99

EPUB £9.99£7.99

Professional Production On Stage at:
Paines Plough UK tour
From Wed 28 Jul 2021 to Sun 17 Oct 2021

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam. They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents' Black Love.

When that love is threatened, they must confront their own worst fears as they find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black.

Black Love by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, is an explosion of form-busting storytelling, combining real-life stories, imagined worlds, and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage. It was premiered in July 2021 in Paines Plough's the Roundabout as a co-production between Paines Plough and Belgrade Theatre in association with tiata fahodzi, co-directed by Odimba and Katie Posner, as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021, before touring the UK.

Press Quotes

'A lesson in the complexities of family relationships... manages to find humour even in the most uncomfortable of problematic comments... a powerful reminder of everyday Black existence... a beautiful ode to Black society and home'

Guardian

'A powerful and very raw expression of the struggle to identify and understand what it means to be a Black family, and to share Black love together'

Musical Theatre Review

Cast: 3f 1m plus optional chorus

Staging:Flexible staging, minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839040245Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788504065Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
Paines Plough UK tour Wed 28 Jul 2021 - Sun 17 Oct 2021

Also by Chinonyerem Odimba:

Unknown Rivers
Amongst the Reeds
Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers
House + Amongst the Reeds: two plays
Princess & The Hustler
15 Heroines: 15 Monologues Adapted from Ovid
Joanne

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