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, 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.
Buy tickets for all three shows in our new season at the same time and get £15 off the total. Tickets for each show must be in the same price band (red or blue). The discount will automatically apply at checkout. Offer not valid on preview performances. Offer expires 23:59 on Sun 17 Jan 2021.
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Runtime: TBC (no interval)
Age Guidance: 14+ - this show contains strong language.
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Concessions: Available for under 26s
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Written by Dipo Baruwa-Etti
Directed by Nadia Fall
Access & Events
Relaxed Performance – Sat 13 Feb, 2.30pm (what's this?)
BSL-interpreted performance – Thu 18 Feb, 8pm
Captioned performance – Fri 19 Feb, 8pm
Audio Described performance – Sat 20 Feb, 2.30pm (touch tour starts at 1.30pm)
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Cast & Creative
Dipo Barawa-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 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. 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. She is also an acting coach, supporting professional actors for film and stage.