• Read Joanna Trollope's BALANCING ACT, out now in hardback
  • Tim Mascall designs INVINCIBLE at the St James Theatre
  • James Turner designs THE HACKNEY VOLPONE at Rose Lipman Building
  • Read Harry Sidebottom's IRON AND RUST, out now in hardback
  • Read THE ICEBERG a beautiful memoir by Marion Coutts, out in hardback
  • Ellan Parry designs THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES at Arcola Theatre
  • Read Michael Simkins' THE RULES OF ACTING, out now in paperback
  • Read Chris Bryant's PARLIAMENT: THE BIOGRAPHY, out now in hardback
  • Rhys Jarman designs HOLES at the Arcola Theatre
  • Catch Harry Treadaway & Oliver Cotton in Penny Dreadful on SkyAtlantic
  • See Sue Kelvin as Madam Morrible in WICKED West End
  • See DAYTONA in the West End's Haymarket Theatre from 28th June .......
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Catch PAXO at the Pleasance London prior to Edinburgh 14 & 15 August
  • Read Justin Cartwright's LION HEART, out now in paperback
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for TONIGHT AT 8:30 (Nuffield / ETT)

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Vote for Kayode! BELONG opens at the Royal Court

Vote for Kayode!  BELONG opens at the Royal Court

Bola Agbaje’s newest play, BELONG, has opened at the Royal Court, in a production directed by Indhu Rubasingham, designed by Ben Stones, with a cast including Ashley Zhangazha.

Following on from Bola’s previous hits at the Court, GONE TOO FAR! and OFF THE ENDZ, this play charts a disgraced politician’s attempts to rediscover his identity by returning to his roots, but finding that such answers are by no means easy to come by.

A funny, honest and bitingly dark play by Bola Agbaje. Her last one (Gone Too Far) transferred downstairs and sold out. So should this.  Not a dull moment or an unintelligent line: and coming of a Nigerian family, Agbaje can drill into psychological, moral and political dilemmas which make many white ones seem positively bloodless, in every sense.
The Times ****

This talented young writer belongs firmly in the vanguard of contemporary British theatre.
Time Out ****

There’s a bright, hard edge to the short, sharp scenes, which cover a lot of ground in 90 minutes.

A clever design by Ben Stones.

Whatsonstage

A provocative, lively piece that got a rousing reception at the Theatre Upstairs.
Guardian

Agabje’s writing is funny and pointed, asking questions about corruption and identity... tense and engaging.
Evening Standard

The intensity of the final scenes is considerable.
The Stage

The play performs at in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs until 26th May before relocating to the Bussey Building in Peckham from 31st May to 23rd June as part of the Court’s Theatre Local programme, tickets for both of which can be bought here.

The playtext is published by Methuen and can be purchased from Amazon.

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