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The Darkest Part of the Night Tickets Tickets

    Be sure to catch the latest play by playwright Zodwa Nyoni – The Darkest Part of the Night – a heartfelt family drama with roots set in 1980s Leeds.

    Why Watch The Darkest Part of the Night

    As you watch this powerful production of The Darkest Part of the Night, you’ll delve into the turbulent and painful past of Shirley and Dwight, siblings who grew up in Chapeltown Leeds in the 1980s. While they had to put up with rampant racism, police violence, and poverty – it wasn’t just their environment that made life difficult. Dwight was learning what it really meant to be an autistic Black man in the world and Shirley struggled to balance unrealistic expectations at home, school, and everywhere else. Every day was a fight for survival. Now, back home at the funeral of their mother, the siblings have to face their memories together if they want to overcome their past and try to move on. Written by Zodwa Nyoni, directed by Nancy Medina, and with a brilliant cast and crew behind this heartfelt drama – this is theatre that shows us how to move past a fractured past and relationships and the true meaning of love. Attend the debut of The Darkest Part of the Night, which has a limited run at Kiln Theatre between 14 July and 13 Aug 2022.

    Great For

    Black Theatre Enthusiasts | Contemporary Theatre Lovers | Social Commentary Fans

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    Show Details

    Genre: Drama

    Duration: To be confirmed

    Audience: 12+

    No. of Shows a Week: ~6

    Opening Date: 14 July 2022

    Closing Date: 13 Aug 2022

    Theatre Name: Kiln Theatre

    Theatre Facilities: In-house Bar, Cafe, Accessible Performances, Washrooms, Assistance Dogs Welcome

    Dress Code: Smart casual


    Brianna Douglas as Young Shirley

    Nadia Williams as Shirley/Josephine

    Lee Phillips as Dwight

    Andrew French as Calvin/Leroy



    Zodwa Nyoni


    Nancy Medina

    Sound Designer

    Elena Peña

    Stage Designer

    Jean Chan

    Lighting Designer

    Guy Hoare

    Additional Tips

    • Note: this performance contains references to police brutality and difficult themes surrounding the death of a parent, racial discrimination, police brutality, poverty, structural oppression, ableism, and detailed medical talk.

    • There is a Post Show Q&A on 26 July at 7:30pm, a Captioned Performance on 1 Aug at 7:30pm, an Audio Described Performance on 4 Aug at 7:30pm, and a Relaxed Performance on 6 Aug at 2:30pm.

    • The ticket can be presented digitally at the entrance on the day of your visit.

    • Please note most of the theatres do not allow entry post the show start time and we recommend you to reach the venue 10-15 minutes early.

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