My White Best Friend - North | The Holbeck, Fri 22 Oct

Slung Low at The Holbeck – Holbeck, Leeds 
Fri 22 Oct, 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Decide (pre booking advised)

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, Malika Booker 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

The performance of My White Best Friend - North at The Holbeck will be followed by a post-show discussion with writers Malika Booker and Naomi Sumner Chan and cast members Amy Drake, Chris Hannon and Joyce Branagh and will be chaired by Cheryl Martin.

Book to watch the live stream of this performance >

Other Leeds performance dates:

The Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance | Tues 2 Nov
Chapletown, Leeds    

Left Bank | Tues 9 Nov
Burley, Leeds 
View writer line-ups and book tickets >


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

Dramaturg: Adam Lowe
Creative Director: Cheryl Martin

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Supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.
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