My White Best Friend – North
Tue 9 Nov 2021, 7:30pmLeft Bank Leeds Cardigan Rd (opposite Milfords)
Pay what you decide
About the event
Based on the original concept by Rachel De-Lahay.
Eclipse Theatre in collaboration with Royal Exchange Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres
What’s the One Thing that you Need To Say But Have Never Dared?
And Who Needs to Hear It?
A series of personal letters by Black and ethnically diverse writers from across the North, explore the personal and political of the things we don’t dare say. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes political and full of fire, these letters will be written and sealed, to be opened and read out loud by the actors, who will only see the letters for the first time in front of the audience, on the night.
These new letters will be performed alongside Rachel De-Lahay’s original letter, building on her ground-breaking My White Best Friend (and other letters left unsaid), first performed at The Bunker and the Royal Court in London to critical acclaim. 19 Black and ethnically diverse writers across the North have been commissioned in this collaboration between Everyman & Playhouse theatres, Eclipse Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre, to give over the stage to these moments left unsaid.
“Theatre in this country can be so London centric. I’m so proud to see this project be taken up North. I cannot wait to hear these brilliant writers dare say things they have, up until now, kept quiet.” Rachel De-Lahay
At present the majority of the building is on one level and there is a single step at the entrance. A portable ramp can be provided for wheelchair access.