13 Feb - 21 Mar 2020

Kiln Theatre presents


by Antoinette Nwandu

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A lamppost. Night. Two friends are passing time. Stuck. Waiting for change.

Inspired by Waiting for Godot and the ExodusAntoinette Nwandu fuses poetry, humour and humanity in a rare and politically charged new play which exposes the experiences of young men in a world that refuses to see them.

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Age Guidance 14+

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Post Show Discussions 27 Feb 20

Post-show Supper 3 Mar 20

Captioned 12 Mar 20

Audio Described 17 Mar 20 (pre-show touch tour from 6pm)

Gala performance 19 Mar 20

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13 Feb - 21 Mar 2020

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Alexander Eliot


Alexander Eliot plays Mister/Ossifer. Eliot recently graduated from Drama Centre.

His theatre work includes Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre) and television work includes Casualty.

Paapa Essiedu


Theatre credits include: The Convert (Young Vic), Pinter One (West End); Hamlet, King Lear (RSC), Kennedy Centre and Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; Ian Charleson and UK Theatre Award winner for Best Actor); Racing Demon (Theatre Royal Bath); The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Mouse and his Child (RSC); You For Me For You (Royal Court); Romeo and Juliet (Tobacco Factory); King Lear (National Theatre); Black Jesus (Finborough); Outside on the Street (Pleasance); Dutchman (Orange Tree).

Television credits include: Gangs of London (Sky), Press, The Miniaturist, Black Earth Rising, Revolting, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BBC), Kiri, Not Safe for Work, Utopia (Channel 4).

Film credits include: Murder on the Orient Express and Women at the Well. (Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2017)

Radio Credits include: Pericles, Wide Open Spaces, As Innocent as You Can Get and Something Understood (BBC Radio 4).

Gershwyn Eustache Jnr


Gershwyn Eustache Jnr plays Kitch.

His theatre work includes Small Island, Pinocchio, Home, Nut (National Theatre), Anatomy of a Suicide, A Profoundly Affectionate Passionate Devotion to Someone (Royal Court Theatre), The Royale (Bush Theatre) and The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe).

For television, his work includes January 22nd, Small Ave, Britannia, Fortitude, Legends, Peter and Wendy and Run; and for film, The Yellow Birds, Second Coming and Starred Up.

Creative Team

Antoinette Nwandu


Antoinette Nwandu is a playwright who also writes for film & tv. Her play Pass Over (LCT3; Steppenwolf) was a NYT Critic’s Pick and won a Lucille Lortel Award and a Jeff Award for Best Play. A filmed version of Pass Over—directed by Spike Lee—premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and at SXSW, and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Her play Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate premiered at Victory Gardens. And her play Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song will premiere at The Vineyard Theater during the Spring 2020 season. Antoinette is under commission from The Denver Center, Ars Nova & Audible. Antoinette’s writing has won the Whiting Award, the Samuel French Next Step Award, the Cullman Prize, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Sky Cooper Prize, and spots on the 2016 and 2017 Kilroys lists. She is a MacDowell Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and an Ars Nova Play Group alum, and her work has been developed & supported by The Sundance Theatre Lab, Space on Ryder Farm, Ignition Fest, The Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Page73, PlayPenn, Southern Rep, The Flea, Naked Angels, Fire This Time, and The Movement Theater Company. In film & tv, Antoinette wrote for Season 2 of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix), and is adapting the short story “Wash Clean the Bones” for Amazon Studios from the collection Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires.

Indhu Rubasingham


Robert Jones


Oliver Fenwick

Lighting Designer

Ben & Max Ringham

Composers and Sound Designers

Lanre Malaolu

Movement Director

Julia Horan CDG

Casting Director

Hazel Holder

Voice and Dialect Coach

Post-Show Supper

Tue 3 Mar

We are offering a unique opportunity for a small number of guests to have dinner with members of the cast and creative team after the performance. Join us for a two-course meal in an intimate setting at Kiln Theatre and learn more about the making of the show. During the evening, you will also hear about Kiln Theatre’s work as a registered charity and how you can support us.

To book your place for the show and dinner, or if you would like more information, please contact Catherine in our Fundraising Team at or on 020 7625 0132. We have a limited number of spaces that are available on a first come, first served basis.

Gala Performance

Thu 19 Mar

Help support Kiln Theatre’s work as a registered charity by buying a ticket to our Gala Performance.

Every ticket includes a glass of wine and a programme. Keep an eye out for some VIP guests in the audience too!

All proceeds from the evening are in aid of Kiln Theatre. Your support helps us to create innovative productions, to make theatre available to our local community and to connect everyone, whatever their background, through the power of performance. Read more here.