The Death of a Black Man
Now playing at Hampstead Theatre
It's 1973 and life is good for Shakie, an 18-year old super-savvy wheeler-dealer. His business is making serious money and he owns a flat on the King’s Road, the epicentre of everything that’s cool. The champagne is flowing and ambition is running sky high. Alongside his best friend Stumpie and ex-lover Jackie, they toast a bright future. But how far will they go, and who will they sacrifice, in their quest to be rich beyond their wildest dreams?
Nickcolia King-N'da, Toyin Omari-Kinch and Natalie Simpson star in this rare revival from the black British playwriting canon, directed by Dawn Walton.
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.
- Limited run must end 10 July 2021. Tickets from £18, £10 for Under 30s
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