A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ORIGINAL
THE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN
By Alfred Fagon
Directed by Dawn Walton
At least I am my own boss. No regrets. I choose what I do. I am lucky.
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28 May - 10 Jul 2021
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Early booking is advised. This production has limited seating capacity due to social distancing measures.
It’s 1973 and the West Indies have spectacularly beaten England at their own game, in their own backyard.
Shakie, an 18-year-old super-savvy wheeler-dealer, is in his element – and not just because of the cricket. Life is good: his furniture business is making serious money and he owns a flat on the King’s Road, the epicentre of everything that’s cool. Moreover, his best friend Stumpie has come up with a plan to crack the booming music industry together - the possibilities are endless so when Shakie’s ex-lover Jackie arrives at the Chelsea flat, the trio toast the future.
The champagne is flowing and ambition is running sky high - but how far will they go, and who will they sacrifice, in their quest to be rich beyond their wildest dreams?
The Death of a Black Man received its world premiere at Hampstead in 1975. 46 years on, Alfred Fagon’s darkly compelling drama, with its witty and complex characters, remains compulsive viewing today.
Alfred Fagon was a soldier, boxing champion, a welder, actor, poet and playwright. The leading theatre award for Black British writers is named in his honour: alfredfagonaward.co.uk
Nickcolia King-N'da (Venice Preserved, Royal Shakespeare Company) will play the role of Shakie, Toyin Omari-Kinch (War Horse, National Theatre) will play the role of Stumpie and Natalie Simpson (Three Sisters, National Theatre) will play the role of Jackie.
Dawn Walton makes her Hampstead Theatre debut. She was the Founder Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre. Her most recent productions include The Gift (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Red Dust Road (NT Scotland) and Black Men Walking (Royal Court).
Recommended age guidance 16+.
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In the event of The Death of a Black Man being postponed, you can chose between a full refund or credit to be used for any show at Hampstead.
Should government advice change in regards to live theatre and social distancing, The Death of a Black Man will remain as originally sold, with full social distancing measures and seats together available only for household / support bubbles.
Hampstead Theatre is delighted to open The Death of a Black Man following Government advice. As always, our audience, company and staff are our top priority. For more information about how we’re keeping you safe, please click here.
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VOICE AND DIALECT
BRIONY BARNETT CDG
Ahead of The Death of a Black Man opening on our Main Stage, Arifa Akbar in The Guardian remembers its writer Alfred Fagon and his legacy.
Nickcolia King-N'da, Natalie Simpson and Toyin Omari-Kinch will star in Alfred Fagon’s darkly compelling, The Death of a Black Man, directed by Dawn Walton from 28 May until 10 July 2021.
Who was Alfred Fagon? Read this exclusive article by award-winning playwright Roy Williams about the extraordinary writer behind The Death of a Black Man.
Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce its first live productions for 2021. Alfred Fagon’s darkly compelling, The Death of a Black Man will run on the Main Stage directed by Dawn Walton. Downstairs will be the World Premiere of Raya by Deborah Bruce, directed by Roxana Silbert.
Previews, Mondays and matinees
Full price: £18/£27/£30
Under 30s/Students: £10/15
Seniors* (matinees only): £20/£25
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Tuesday – Saturday evenings
Full price: £25/£32/£37
Under 30s/Students: £10/£15
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
All prices are subject to change. Book early for the best price.
KEEPING YOU SAFE AT HAMPSTEAD
REDUCED AUDIENCE CAPACITY
FACE MASKS REQUIRED
START OF THE ART VENTILATION
HAND SANITIZING STATIONS