LITTLE BABY JESUS

18 October 2019 – 16 November 2019

by Arinzé Kene


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 

★★★★ Time Out ★★★★The Reviews Hub ★★★★ The Upcoming ★★★★ Broadway World ★★★★ Everything 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

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