Sunday, 4 October 2015

Shame and Scandal

Albany Theatre London SE8 4AG
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October 2015

Shame and Scandal is a dark comedy written by Alex Wheatle MBE and directed by Lunga Yeni. The inspiration for the play comes from a calypso/reggae song performed by The Wailers in the 60's.

The setting is Jamaica in the 1960’s. Milton and Diana are affluent Jamaicans who find themselves embroiled in a struggle to hold onto the family wealth when their son, Michael, returns home with his determined wife-to-be Sophia.

 As family conflict ensues damning secrets are revealed and lies are uncovered which threaten the stability of the family, altering their lives immeasurably. Full of twists and turns the play promises a very entertaining evening

Alex is a well-known writer of young adult fiction with eight books published. His latest, Liccle Bit, was released in March 2015 to excellent reviews. Alex was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2008.

You can follow Alex on Twitter: @brixtonbard

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