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The Dark

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Nick Makoha, has a sense of the ‘poetry’ of the theatre. ★★★★
Stage Talk Magazine


    Written byNick Makoha
    Start date12 Feb 2019
    End date13 Feb 2019


    Night is not the only darkness. Nick takes a breath as he tries to remember.

    Fragments of a forgotten journey flicker in front of his eyes. It is night, November 1978. He is four years old. He is holding his mother’s hand as they wait on the escarpment. They are leaving Kampala. Buying safe passage and silence with all they have, they travel by matatu and the conductor asks no questions.

    Their companions are the missing, lost and displaced. Those who have suffered eight long years under the rule of Idi Amin. / @FuelTheatre

    Dates & Times
    Tue 12 – Wed 13 Feb, 8pm

    Full price £15
    Standard concession £12
    Under 30s / Student £10
    Other concession £5

    Visit our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information


    Running time
    1h 30min

    Age Recommendation 

    Note: Contains adult themes and strong language. Strictly no latecomers.

    Co-commissioned by Fuel and Ovalhouse. Supported by Arts Council England, The Cockayne Trust, The London Community Foundation, The Garrick Charitable Trust, Unity Theatre Trust and Sylvia Waddilove Foundation. Development supported by PULSE Festival, Coombe Farm Studios and as part of Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTES series.

    Image: Chillcreate

    • Roy Alexander Weise

    • Rajha Shakiry

    • Neill Brinkworth

      Lighting Designer
    • Duramaney Kamara

      Sound Designer
    • Nick Makoha, has a sense of the ‘poetry’ of the theatre. ★★★★
      Stage Talk Magazine
    • Linguistically and visually impressive, with a compelling personal and historical story at its heart.
      Words of Colour
    • We are taken on a journey of escape, community, family and power. ★★★★
    • A unique, engaging and thought-provoking piece of theatre.
      The Play's The Thing
    • The pleasure here is all in the texture of the piece, the looming sense of peril, and the artful way it suggests who and what is lost when you are forced by circumstances to flee to another country.
      Lyn Gardner for Stage Door London

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