First Performance 16/02/2022
Closing 12/03/2022
Running Time approx. 2h20, inc. interval

‘Joshy is gone. No badda bawl an disappear, yuh cyaan bring him back.’

Following the death of a loved one, a British-Caribbean family struggles to come to terms with their grief. Isolated by their generational beliefs and challenges to their faith and mental health, they live between the things they do and do not say.

Running With Lions explores the journey of one family’s reconciliation after loss and the rediscovery of love and joy.

Running With Lions is the first play from exciting new writing talent Sian Carter. Running With Lions will be directed by Michael Buffong, Talawa Theatre Company’s Artistic Director (Guys & Dolls; King Lear; All My Sons, Talawa Theatre Company/Royal Exchange) and is a co-production with Talawa Theatre Company, the UK’s outstanding Black British Theatre Company.

Starring Ruby Barker, best known for playing Marina Thompson in Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton, Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead, BBC), Nickcolia King-N’da (The Death of a Blackman), Suzette Llewellyn (EastEnders) and Velile Tshabalala (Call the Midwife).

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