LITTLE BABY JESUS
by Arinzé Kene
18 October 2019 — 16 November 2019
Nominated for 3 Off West End Award
★★★★★ “Here is a play that will be racing through you, making you laugh and think, long after you’ve left the theatre” The Guardian
★★★★★ “With this production director Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu – winner of the 2019 JMK Award – announces himself as a serious talent.” The Stage
★★★★★ “The cast is flawless... This story is urgent and honest, lingering long after the lights go down.” A Younger Theatre
Okay listen up, you have seventy-five years to be all you can be!
Joanne is dipped in rudeness, rolled in attitude and is fighting to keep her life afloat. Sensitive and mature he may be, yet Kehinde struggles with an obsession for mixed race girls as he eyes his place on the social ladder. Rugrat, classclown and playground loudmouth, just wants to make it past GCSEs and keep their name on the tip of your tongue.
As their lives collide and intertwine, three extraordinary young people relay the moments they ‘grew up’. Three remarkable stories. Three incredible journeys.
Arinzé Kene is a writer and performer whose most recent one man play, Misty, ran at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios to widespread critical acclaim including two Olivier nominations for Best New Play and Best Actor.
Directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, winner of the JMK Award 2019.
James Menzies-Kitchin was a theatre director of thrilling promise. The JMK Trust was founded in his memory to give practical learning opportunities to theatre directors of similar ability and vision. The JMK Award allows one such director a year to stage their own production of a classic text. www.jmktrust.org
Running time about 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval
Recommended for ages 14+
This performance contains sudden loud noises, flashing lights and strong language.
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JMK AWARD DIRECTORS' EVENTS
21 - 26 October
We’re linking up with the JMK Trust to offer emerging theatre directors a chance to learn from previous award and bursary winners. Take part in masterclasses, get one to one advice on getting started in the industry, and meet exciting directors at different stages of their careers.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S TAKEOVER
28 October - 2 November
FREE to take part with a £15 Under 30s ticket
Take part. Be inspired.
JOIN US to explore, discuss and to celebrate being a young person growing up today – all made with, by, and for anyone Under 30.
Take part in workshops, panel discussions, see late-night spoken word and one-off performances, or create your own response to the play – all completely free with a £15 Under 30s ticket for Little Baby Jesus.
For Silver, Gold and Ruby Members, and all Patrons
Backstage Tour Sat 9 November 11.00am - email David or call 020 8940 3633 to book your places