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Seize The Day

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About the Show Less...

Kwame Kwei-Armah writes and directs this new play about the London mayorality which plays as part of the Tricycle theatre's Not Black And White season. Read More >

Seize The Day is part of a three-month season of plays at the Tricycle theatre examining life and social issues in 21st century London from the perspective of three leading black contemporary playwrights.

“The symbolism of having a black mayor! A city of 45% colour should have a mayor of colour don’t you think?”

Jeremy Charles has got the face to represent it – a well spoken, good looking Londoner with an appetite for change: yes he can! He’s sold his pitch on reality TV, but can he be the real people’s candidate?

Playwright and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah’s last play for the Tricycle, Let There Be Love, played a sell-out run in 2008 and was revived later that year. He has written three plays for the National Theatre – the Laurence Olivier Award-nominated Elmina’s Kitchen, followed by Fix Up and Statement Of Regret.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 22/10/2009

Opening Night: 02/11/2009

Closing Night: 17/12/2009

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Cast & Creative


Jimmy Akingbola, Aml Ameen, John Boyega , Karl Collins, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Abhin Galeya, Jaye Griffiths, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Simone James, Amelia Lowdell, Cecilia Noble, Rebecca Scroggs, Robert Whitelock


Director - Kwame Kwei-Armah

Producer - Tricycle

Designer - Rosa Maggiora

Lighting Designer - James Farncombe

Sound - Tom Lishman

Author - Kwame Kwei-Armah

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