Fuel and Ovalhouse present
Written by Nick Makoha
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise
A new live literature experience by award-winning poet Nick Makoha.
On a November evening in 1978 after eight years of civil war Nick Makoha and his mother fled their homeland of Uganda. Many people were displaced, thrown into unfamiliar environments and forced to find their new home in the world.
The Dark is Nick’s own poetic retelling of his experience and that of others affected by it - a series of voices echoing from varying states of darkness. What unfolds is a story of those who find themselves exiled, with allegiances split between their birthplace and their new country.
Running time: tbc
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Nick Makoha (writer and performer) is a poet, playwright, performer, activist and mentor. Winner of the 2015 Brunel African Poetry Prize, his theatre projects include My Father and Other Superheroes, a one-person show he wrote and performed in the UK, Europe and the US and The Spalding Suite, a dance theatre show inspired by the UK’s basketball subculture, which mixed poetry, spoken word and storytelling with elements of live music and choreography and toured the UK in 2015.
Supported by Arts Council England, Cockayne - Grants for the Arts, London Community Fund, The Garrick Charitable Trust and Ovalhouse as part of the FiRST BiTES series.