Written by Nick Makoha
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise
Written by the award-winning poet Nick Makoha, The Dark tells the vivid and moving story of the migration he made with his mother at the age of four.
Night is not the only darkness.
Nick takes a breath as he tries to remember.
Fragments of a forgotten journey flicker in front of his eyes. It is night, November 1978. He is four years old. He is holding his mother’s hand as they wait on the escarpment. They are leaving Kampala. Buying safe passage and silence with all they have, they travel by matatu and the conductor asks no questions.
Their companions are the missing, lost and displaced. Those who have suffered eight long years under the rule of Idi Amin.
The Dark is a story of the journey taken by a four-year old boy and his mother to escape a country divided by dictatorship and consumed by conflict.
The Dark is directed by JMK award-winning director Roy Alexander Weise (Mountain Top, Young Vic and Nine Night, National Theatre).
Co-commissioned by Ovalhouse and Fuel, supported by Arts Council England and Coombe Farm Studios. Development supported by PULSE Festival and as part of Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTES series.
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- RUNNING TIMEApprox. 1hr 20mins
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
- TICKETSFrom £12 (limited availability)
- VENUEFactory Theatre
7.30pm / Matinee Sat 2pm
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POETRY MASTERCLASS WITH NICK MAKOHA
Sat 10 November 11am – 12.30pm
An engaging and provoking poetry masterclass with Nick Makoha, writer of The Dark.
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