My White Best Friend - North: Live Streams

Based on the original concept by Rachel De-Lahay
Eclipse Theatre in collaboration with Royal Exchange Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres

With letters from Rachel De-Lahay, Nick AhadMalika Booker,Jamal GeraldKhadijah IbrahiimChanje KundaMarcia Layne and Naomi Sumner Chan.

Whats the One Thing that you Need To Say But Have Never Dared?
And Who Needs to Hear It? 

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A series of personal letters by Black and ethnically diverse writers from across the North, explore the personal and political of the things we dont dare say. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes political and full of fire, these letters will be written and sealed, to be opened and read out loud by the actors, who will only see the letters for the first time in front of the audience, on the night.

These new letters will be performed alongside Rachel De-Lahays original letter, building on her ground-breaking My White Best Friend (and other letters left unsaid), first performed at The Bunker and the Royal Court in London to critical acclaim. 19 Black and ethnically diverse writers across the North have been commissioned in this collaboration between Everyman & Playhouse theatres, Eclipse Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre, to give over the stage to these moments left unsaid. 

Theatre in this country can be so London centric. Im so proud to see this project be taken up North. I cannot wait to hear these brilliant writers dare say things they have, up until now, kept quiet.” Rachel De-Lahay

All live streams include closed captioning.

Leeds performance dates:

Slung Low at The Holbeck | Fri 22 Oct, 7.30pm (booking closes 7pm)
Holbeck, Leeds

The Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance | Tues 2 Nov, 7.30pm (booking closes 7pm)
Chapletown, Leeds    

Left Bank | Tues 9 Nov, 7.30pm (booking closes 7pm)
Burley, Leeds

Age guidance 16+
This work may include descriptions of racism and harassment, strong language and adult themes.

Dramaturg: Adam Lowe

Supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.
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My White Best Friend - North Writers
Rachel De-Lahay | Nick Ahad | Malika Booker | Jamal Gerald | Khadijah Ibrahiim | Chanje Kunda | Marcia Layne | Naomi Sumner Chan

Cast Members 
Slung Lows’ Holbeck:  Amy Drake | Chris Hannon | Joyce Branagh
The Riley Theatre: Sophie Powles | Misha Duncan-Barry | Chris Brett
Left Bank: Catherine Kinsella | Nicholas Shaw | Victoria Brazier | Sarah Groarke                                   

Creative Team
Dramaturg: Adam Lowe | Creative Director: Cheryl Martin | Casting Director: Anji Carroll CDG | BSL Interpreter: Lauren Lister | Live Streaming: Ashley Karrell, Panoptical Ltd.
My White Best Friend - North: Live Streams