☆☆☆☆☆ “All love is a political statement’…an idea expertly explored and challenged by Squire’s work” – Ginger Wig & Strolling Man
☆☆☆☆☆ “Truly organic’ – Scatter of Opinion
☆☆☆☆ “Vitally important hard hitter” – Theatre and Performance Guide and Guru
☆☆☆☆ “A well-structured look at an age-old debate.” – The Reviews Hub
☆☆☆☆ “An honest and raw exploration of the expectations and pressures imposed by society…” – The Upcoming
“A real sense of intimacy sparks from the stage” – Ought to be Clowns
“The questions raised are growing more relevant all the time” – London Pub Theatres
“Raises interesting arguments about social perceptions of race and gender” – A Younger Theatre
“You know I saw an article in Time Magazine a few years ago that stated ‘Asian Men are In,’ and it had a picture of a white woman riding the back of an Asian man. No Kidding. Like he was some kind of human rickshaw. Maybe you should take a picture of Sheryl riding me with a blunt in her mouth an’ a dreadlock wig.”
Following the success of last year’s production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with another world premiere – Don’t Smoke In Bed, running at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 6th March 2016 – Tuesday 22nd March.
Jamaican-American Richard and White-American Sheryl are starting a family together. When they agree to a series of ‘bedroom interviews’, they believe that their interracial relationship is the focus of the article. As both play up to what they believe are the expectations of the interviewer, they embark on a journey that challenges their relationship to the core as the barriers between psychological and social, sexual and political, public and private, melt and dissolve… Don’t Smoke In Bed is a stunning exploration of social and racial perception in contemporary America.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Written by Aurin Squire
Directed by Andrew Twyman
Produced by Ellie Claughton
Designed by Emily May Sions. Sound Design by Chris Drohan. Lighting Design by Robbie Butler
Starring Greg Lockett and Clare Latham