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The Death of a Black Man

play • Black history & experience • coming-of-age • culture & heritage • friendship • sports
  • Playing through 10 Jul
  • Hampstead Theatre
  • Tube stationSwiss Cottage
The Death of a Black Man Tickets London - at Hampstead Theatre | Thespie

At least I am my own boss. No regrets. I choose what I do. I am lucky. 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.

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Ticket Info

  • Dates
    Playing through 10 Jul
  • Price Range
    £25.00 — £37.00
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  • Location
    Hampstead Theatre
  • Address
    Eton Avenue, London NW3 3EU, UK

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