Bush Theatre, Artistic Director Madani Younis will direct a contemporary revival of Leave Taking, Winsome Pinnock’s classic, award-winning play from 24 May to 30 June (press night 31 May). Tickets.



In Deptford, Del and Viv are soul-sick. Del doesn’t want to be at home – staying out late, 3pm-the-next-day late is more her thing. Viv scours her school books trying to find a trace of herself between their lines.

When Enid takes her daughters to the local ‘Obeah’ woman for some traditional Caribbean soul healing, secrets are spilled. There’s no turning back for Del, Viv and Enid as they negotiate the frictions between their countries and cultures.

Two generations. Three incredible women. Leave Taking is the epic story of what we leave behind in order to find home.

Winsome Pinnock won the George Devine Award for Leave Taking in 1991 and was the first black British woman to have a play produced at the National Theatre. She has written numerous, award-winning plays that put black experiences centre-stage. In 2017, Winsome’s short play The Principles of Cartography opened the newly refurbished Bush Theatre as part of Black Lives, Black Words.

24 May – 30 June at 7.30pm Tickets.
Wednesday matinees on 6, 13, 20, 27 June at 2.30pm
Saturday matinees on 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June at 2.30pm
Audio described performance on Sat 9 June at 2.30pm
Captioned performance on Thurs 21 June at 7.30pm

A Bush Theatre production
LEAVE TAKING by Winsome Pinnock
Directed by Madani Younis
Designed by Roseanna Vize
Sound design by Ed Clarke
Lighting design by Raj Pattani

Cast – Adjoa Andoh, Seraphina Beh, Nicholle Cherrie, Wil Johnson, Sarah Niles

24 May – 30 June 2018 at the Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 8LJ

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