Spanning two generations, Leave Taking by Winsome Pinnock follows three incredible women as they navigate the cultural frictions between Deptford and the Caribbean.
“What doctor know about our illness? Just give you pills to sick you stomach and a doctor certificate. What they know about a black woman soul?”
Bush Theatre | Until 30 June
“A beautiful heart wrenching play
“This is theatre from the gut, as urgent and necessary as ever.
” The Times
"A satisfying, timely revival" with "breathtaking performances
” The Independent
, Bush Theatre and Royal Exchange) and Nicholle Cherie
(Jesus Christ Superstar
, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) play sisters Del and Viv. Sarah Niles
, Almeida; The Sewing Group
, Royal Court) plays their mother Enid. Wil Johnson
) plays Uncle Brod. Adjoa Andoh
, Bridge Theatre) plays obeah Mai.
The Bush Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of Winsome Pinnock’s play is directed by Madani Younis (The Royale
). There are just three weeks left of Leave Taking
with tickets selling fast. Must close 30 June.
"In the wake of the Windrush scandal it is a reminder of the sacrifices made and the hard work it takes to leave your home... paints a subtle, nuanced portrait of mothers and daughters.”