28th March – 21st April 2018 @ The Bush Theater, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ – TICKETS FROM £10
Arinzé Kene is a star in the making – who delivers an epic, lyrical journey through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city London. An inventive blend of gig theatre, spoken word, live art and direct address, Misty confronts the assumptions and expectations underpinning the act of telling a story.
Arinzé whose accolades as an actor for stage and screen include Girl From The North Country at the Old Vic and One Night In Miami at the Donmar Warehouse. He is best known for BAFTA-nominated film The Pass alongside Russell Tovey (for which he won the prestigious Best Supporting Actor award at the 2016 Evening Standard Film Awards), as Simba in The Lion King, as Ashley in E4’s Youngers, and as Tyler in Netflix’s Crazyhead. Arinzé’s writing credits include good dog (Watford Palace Theatre, UK tour) and God’s Property (Soho Theatre, The Albany).
‘Misty’ is directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (NASSIM, One Cold Dark Night, Islands) and will feature an original musical score performed live during the show.
DATES: 28 March – 21st April 2018
** Wednesday Matinees: – 28 March and 4th, 11th, 18th April
** Saturday Matinees: – 31 March and 7th, 14th, 21st April
Running time approx 2 hours.
** Post-Show Panel: Wednesday 28th March – What is a “black play”? Discuss with artists in the world of new writing, media and theatre: Trish Cooke, Natalie Ibu and Roy Williams. Free to ticket holders on the night.
** Post-Show Q&A: Thursday 12th April – – Ask cast and creatives about the creation and performance of Misty after the show. Free to ticket holders on the night.
** Theater Dialogue: Wednesday 18th April – Discuss the show with fellow audience members and independent producers after the 7.30 PM show in the Attic. Free to ticket holders from any performance of Misty.
“It’s heart-pounding, blood-pumping, uncategorisable magic.” – The Upcoming ★★★★★
“Hot topics of race and cultural stereotyping fizz and dart” – Evening Standard ★★★★
“Often Misty feels more like a night in an intimate club than an evening at the theatre.” – The Independent ★★★★
“Kene is a captivating performer – spectacularly charismatic” – The Stage ★★★★
“Superbly fierce defiance” – Time Out ★★★★
Audio described performance – Saturday 14th April, 2.30 PM
Captioned performance – Thursday 19th April, 7.30 PM
Interval – The running time includes a 20 minute interval.