Romance, rage, revenge and rare groove… Che Walker’s neon-soaked musical comedy Been So Long arrives to rock the Young Vic.

In Been So Long, Yvonne and Simone are cruising for action. Raymond stole Gil’s girl and now Gil wants to slice him up, while Barney is just after a quiet life. When all five collide in a seedy London bar, their desires ignite in a guttural blast of cusses, laughs and unexpected romance.

Love looks set to finally conquer the two people who swore they could live without it. But how will they know it is for real?

Smarten yourself up, brush yourself down and experience the soul/funk powerhouse of Been So Long.

Walker’s other plays include Flesh Wound (Royal Court) and The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Been So Long was originally written as a play and debuted at the Royal Court in 1998.

For more about Been So Long at the Young Vic, read the First Night Feature.

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