What does it mean to be an adult and when do you become one? Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard.
Author: Maria Ferguson
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Blending theatre, storytelling and killer moves, spoken word artist Maria Ferguson explores her relationship with the F-word (food) with the help of her first love (dance). Questioning how we all look at size, Fat Girls Don’t Dance takes us into the world of performance, where three meals a day is up for compromise and skinny sells. Also includes: Special Features and Mirrors, a short collection of poems exploring the theme of body image.
Pete and Linda have everything, except the most fashionable accessory of the season - a baby. And it doesn't look like a stork will be flying past their house. But there's more to life than procreation.
Author: Danusia Samal
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2018-08-09
Cities are full of stories – it’s amazing what you hear if you stop and listen. Drawing on her decade of singing on the tube, Danusia Samal’s Busking It is a journey through the tunnels of the London Underground. A fun, moving and vibrant piece of gig-theatre giving voice to the passers-by, blending chance encounters with original live music.
‘Don’t ask me where I’m from. I will say I am a mix, of both racism and sexism – they lay equally on my skin.’ Loosely based on the DSTRKT night spot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba shines a spotlight on misogynoir: misogyny towards Black women where race and gender both play roles in bias. After being turned away from a night club for being ‘too black’, four Black Women embark on a personal and political journey through the harsh realities of our time. Follow Rachel, Veronica, Koko and Jacoba as they clash against the terrors of oppression in a racist and sexist society.
Bindi and Mansoor might just be the most popular couple on their street, but after 33 years of a loving marriage, Mansoor has vowed to swap the cold streets of Stratford for a sun soaked Delhi. The problem? Bindi’s not convinced and has concocted a last minute plan to lure him back. Join Bindi and Mansoor in the departure lounge for this laughout-loud comedy.
Author: James Rowland
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2018-08-03
Songs of Friendship is a storytelling cycle. They are James’s stories of the ridiculous, sublime muddles that have defined his life with his best friends. Team Viking charts the course of his lifelong friendship with Sarah and Tom, and what happened when Tom was diagnosed with incurable heart cancer. In A Hundred Different Words for Love Sarah gets engaged at the same time as James meets someone he really likes. Revelations is James’s account of being around for Sarah and her partner Emma as they take the huge step of becoming parents (and the small matter of his donating sperm for the baby). The stories are about growing up, grief, falling in love, life and death. Also lots of jokes about bums and stuff. Songs of Friendship contains additional material and appendices detailing the making of the shows plus annotated scripts with notes from the author.
Author: Colin Teevan
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2012-05-28
Dionysos, the God of wine and theatre has returned to his native land to take revenge on the puritanical Pentheus who refuses to recognise him of his rites. Remorselessly, savagely and with black humour, the God drives Pentheus and all the city to their shocking fate. Limelight after decades of anonymity. This version was specially commissioned by the National Theatre for a production in May 2002, directed by Sir Peter Hall and scored by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle.
This book tells the intimate history of a family of two men plus triplets that came together suddenly one day, and thrived for a year before being torn apart by groundless prejudice. San Francisco author Kevin Fisher-Paulson tells this riveting story with grace, dignity, and a surprisingly generous dose of humor. A Song for Lost Angels takes the discussion of gay marriage to the next level, where the rights and struggles of gay parents and their kids can be openly recognized. This family history will make you laugh, cry, and sometimes sputter with outrage, even as it redefines what Americans call "family values." Originally published by Fearless Books, this Second Edition has been updated with a new selection of photos. A German edition is published by Edition Spuren. Finalist, LGBT Category, 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association Finalist, GBLT Category and Finalist, Memoirs Category, 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Author: Joe Harbot
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2014-05-27
The Boy on the Swing portrays an individual in the throes of a corporation with intimidating authority and an almost inexplicable leverage to trap and injure. Upon finding a mysterious business card labelled 'Talk to God' in the street, protagonist Earl Hunt comes into contact with the Hope and Trust Foundation which offers the chance to meet God - for a price. After submitting credit card details during a bafflingly threatening phone interview, Earl proceeds to a visit to the Hope and Trust office full of unfathomable power games which alternate between geniality and intimidating menace. The promised meeting with 'God' arrives when, in a dingy room, Earl finally comes into contact with an old man of 85. From the pseudo business-evangelical spiel of the Hope and Trust Foundation to the frugal simplicity of the man presented as God, Joe Harbot's range and pace is cleverly broad and elusive. From a set-up which subtly suggests the mercenary exploitation of the lost and the lonely, the play's arc turns to darker and stranger themes of metaphysical significance. The Boy on the Swing is an enigmatic piece of writing, sometimes baffling and sometimes blackly funny. For all its bizarre and perplexing notes, the play has a smart, dark sense of humour and grapples with abstract, preternatural questions.
You will put away with these words then we will see who you really are. Assata is the only American Fanuco knows, and he’s a Cuban teenager desperate to live the American Dream. When will he realise his mentor is in fact Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, a convicted felon and has 2 million dollars on her head? The world premiere of Ssebandeke’s gripping and tense play explores the black struggle across generations and genders. The story of an imagined friendship. This is Kalungi Ssebandeke’s first full length play.