Not Black and White:
Seize the Day
by Kwame Kwei-Armah
‘Smooth operators tick all the boxes…compelling…sharp-edged clarity..satisfying narrative punch. Outstanding performances. This exciting and ambitious season of plays is another big feather in the Tricycle’s cap.‘
‘A capital idea for a play that grapples with a real London issue: the pressures on an African-Caribbean contender for the office of London’s mayor. And, as the second show in the Tricycle’s Not Black and white season, it goes down a storm with its audience and raises a host of issues’
‘Kwame Kwei-Armah is acutely aware of the many complexities of this sensitive subject’
“The symbolism of having a Black mayor! A city of 45% colour, should have a mayor of colour don’t you think?”
Jeremy Charles has got the face to represent it – a well-spoken, good-looking Londoner, with an appetite for change: yes he can! He’s sold his pitch on reality TV, but can he be the real people’s candidate?
Kwame Kwei-Armah’s play LET THERE BE LOVE was a huge hit at the Tricycle last year, playing for two runs in February and August. His three plays ELMINA’S KITCHEN, FIX UP and STATEMENT OF REGRET were all produced at the National Theatre, and ELMINA’S KITCHEN later transferred to the West End.