Arts & Culture
The Clinic by Dipo Baruwa-Etti
01 October 2022
Almeida Theatre | £10 - £48.50
Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA
This production includes discussion of assisted suicide, references to a miscarriage, long-term illness and death, the smoking of herbal cigarettes, as well as racially violent language and discussions on racism.
“There are flames in your eyes, telling me you’re going to be a wildfire.”
Wunmi is tired of the fight. When her world collapses, she turns to Ore for help.
Ore resolves to save Wunmi, providing sanctuary in her parents’ home – a family of charity workers, therapists and politicians, dedicated to serving their community.
Wunmi’s presence soon disrupts familiar patterns – cracks start to widen and bad blood thickens. As these pillars of society crumble, Wunmi wonders whether she’s walked into a refuge or a trap?
The Clinic is a fiercely political and lyrical play by “seriously exciting new talent” (Evening Standard) Dipo Baruwa-Etti (An unfinished man, The Yard), written during a twelve-month residency with the Almeida as part of the Channel 4 Playwrights’ bursary.
This world premiere, directed by Monique Touko (Fair Play, Bush Theatre), is a tense and transfixing portrait of a woman with a hunger for change, a family on fire and how to rise from the ashes of a broken world.
The show runs from Saturday 3rd September – Saturday 1st October 2022.
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