Bush Theatre


15 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018

£10.00 - £20.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
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Here is the city that we live in
Notice that the city that we live in is alive
Analyse our city and you’ll find that our city even has bodily features
Our city’s organs function like any living creature
Our city is a living creature
And if you’re wise enough, you’ll know not all of us are blood cells…
Some of us are viruses.

An inventive blend of gig theatre, spoken word, live art and direct address confronting the assumptions and expectations underpinning the act of telling a story. An epic, lyrical journey through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city London. 

Extended due to demand.


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“Epic cross-disciplinarily experience... takes its audience through the realest of journeys... Brilliantly conceived.”

Alistair Wilkinson (Broadway World)

“Funny, but astute... Balloons are used as a striking visual metaphor throughout... Beautifully directed... beautifully designed.”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“Twisty, tight-knit... As fiercely thought as it is elegantly structured... Catches the way artists commodify themselves.”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“At once a powerful meditation on how we tell stories and a raw, beautiful Odyssey through the heart of London. ”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“Layered, kinetic solo show exploring the relationship between black lives and black art.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Topics of race and cultural stereotyping fizz and dart about this lively and innovative piece of work... Wholly compelling.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A pulsating modernist stage drama... A tremendous performance by Kene himself that blends comedy and drama, rap alongside reggae”

Kaleem Aftab (Independent)

“Kene has a poetic gift and a powerful presence, but here his arguments... are often submerged by his own postmodern playfulness.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Covers a lot of ground — discrimination, urban angst, gentrification — but needs streamlining.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

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