THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS

★★★★★ "Completely on point... a slick production that is engrossing from start to finish." A Younger Theatre
★★★★ "A 60-minute solo tour de force... this is a blinder." Evening Standard
★★★★ "This debut play is one that stands out: the writing, in verse, is lacerating yet full of grace, and Nadia Fall's production radiates kinetic energy." The Stage
★★★★ The Observer
"Unmissable... entrancing...epic." Time Out
"Kibong Tanji is outstanding... dynamic and gripping." The Guardian
"Kibong Tanji’s energy floods the stage." The Times
"An astounding performance from Kibong Tanji and a powerhouse production from Nadia Fall." WhatsOnStage

This is bout those men
who stripped him of his crown,
treated that charcoal skin like concrete.
Peace will only come
when I make em
 come undone. 

Femi is visited by her brother's ghost. He takes her into the past, revealing the final moments before his murder. But with a lack of evidence and eyewitnesses considered unreliable, Femi is determined to set things right herself.

Directed by Nadia Fall and starring Kibong Tanji, Dipo Baruwa-Etti's new play THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS explores trauma, rage and the extent one young woman will go to in her quest for justice.


For all our information about keeping audiences safe, check out our Welcoming Audiences Back page here.


THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS will also be available to watch online from 15-20 Jun. Click here for tickets.



Production Photos: The Other Richard

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Runtime: 60 minutes (no interval)
Age Guidance: 14+ This show contains strong language and themes of racial violence. There is strobe lighting, flashing lights, haze and smoking on stage.
Content Advisory Notes: view here
Concessions: Available for under 26s
Click here for details about companion/carer tickets

Booking Enquiries and Safety Procedures
In keeping with government guidelines, seating in our auditorium will be socially distanced and audiences can only attend in groups from the same household or support bubble. Our auditorium has seating banks of 1, 2, 3 and 4, and our booking system will only allow you to purchase all the tickets in a bank of seats. If you cannot find a seating bank of the right size for your selected performance, or you require any help, please contact our Box Office by emailing tickets@stratfordeast.com, using our web chat or calling 020 8534 0310.

Please be aware of the safety measures that will be in place for this production, including wearing face coverings, temperature checks, social distancing, and compulsory track & trace for all audience members over the age of 16. You can find out more on our Welcoming Audiences Back page here.

To give bookers maximum flexibility for this production, customers can exchange their ticket without a fee up to 24 hours prior to the event. This is only valid when exchanging to another performance of the same production. If there is a difference in ticket price then you will need to pay the difference.

Please note that our boxes have a slightly restricted view. Seats marked with an ‘i’ on the seating plan have a restricted view. 

Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

CAST
Kibong Tanji - Femi

CREATIVE TEAM
Written by Dipo Baruwa-Etti
Director - Nadia Fall
Designer - Peter McKintosh 
Lighting Designer - Oliver Fenwick
Sound Designer - Tingying Dong
Movement Director - Dannielle 'Rhimes' Lecointe
Assistant Director - Justina Kehinde
Sound Design Mentor - Christopher Shutt

Access & Events

ACCESS PERFORMANCES
Relaxed Environment: Sat 12 Jun, 2.30pm (what's this?)
Captioned: Thu 17 Jun, 8pm
BSL: Fri 18 Jun, 8pm 
Audio described: Sat 19 Jun, 2.30pm

 

Writing Masterclass with Dipo Baruwa-Etti
Sat 19 Jun, 11am-1pm
Open to all emerging writers aged 18+
Find out more here.


Tickets for our access performances cannot currently be booked online. If you have any access requirements, please call the Box Office on 020 8534 0310 or email tickets@stratfordeast.com to book tickets. Click here for details about companion/carer tickets.


Listen to our AUDIO FLYER here.

Cast & Creative Teams

CAST
Kibong Tanji - Femi

CREATIVE TEAM
Written by Dipo Baruwa-Etti
Director - Nadia Fall
Designer - Peter McKintosh 
Lighting Designer - Oliver Fenwick
Sound Designer - Tingying Dong
Movement Director - Dannielle 'Rhimes' Lecointe
Assistant Director - Justina Kehinde
Sound Design Mentor - Christopher Shutt

Kibong Tanji - Femi
Kibong trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She made her professional debut in 2018 as the female cover for Arinzé Kene in Misty at Trafalgar Studios. Other credits include Tina The Musical (Aldwych Theatre).

Kibong Tanji

Dipo Baruwa-Etti - Writer
Dipo Baruwa-Etti is a playwright, poet, and filmmaker. Currently Channel 4 playwright on attachment with Almeida Theatre, his plays include An Unfinished Man (The Yard Theatre) and When Great Trees Fall, which was shortlisted for the George Devine Award 2020. He is published by Faber & Faber. For screen, Dipo is developing original television projects with Blueprint Pictures, ITV Studios, Duck Soup Films, an episode of a Sky Studios anthology series, and is in pre-production on a short film with BBC Drama/BFI that he will also direct. As a poet, he has been published in The Good Journal, Ink Sweat & Tears, Amaryllis, and had his work showcased nationwide as part of End Hunger UK's touring exhibition on food insecurity. 

Nadia Fall - Director
Nadia Fall trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London (MA Directing) and on the NT Studio's Directors programme. Nadia directed The Village and King Hedley II as her first shows as Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East. In May 2020 she directed The Outside Dog for BBC One as part of London Theatre Company’s Talking Heads monologue series. In September 2020 she directed NO MASKS for Sky Arts, a one-off drama based on testimonials from key workers. She wrote and directed Welcome To Iran, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Lockdown Theatre Festival. Her other directing credits include Three Sisters, The Suicide, Our Country’s Good, Dara, Chewing Gum Dreams, Home, Hymn, The Doctor's Dilemma (National Theatre), Hir, Disgraced (Bush Theatre), R and D (Hampstead Theatre), Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre), Hobson's Choice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), How Was It For You? (Unicorn Theatre), Sticks & Stones (Polka Theatre), The Maids (Lyric Hammersmith), Miss Julie (Croydon Warehouse Theatre) and Wild Turkey (Site Specific). As Associate Director, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre), Collaborators and The Habit of Art (National Theatre), and as Staff Director, Rocket to the Moon, Really Old, Like Forty Five, Phèdre and Much Ado About Nothing (National Theatre). Fall has directed at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and led participation initiatives with partners such as the Young Vic, Clean Break, Soho Theatre and the Royal Court. 

A Look Inside...

Assistant Director, Justina Kehinde, is taking you inside the rehearsal room to give you insights into how we're creating THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS. Read more here.

Videos

In conversation: Dipo Baruwa-Etti and Inua Ellams
Discover more about THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS

Watch the video

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