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Leave Taking

OPEN 21/09/2022 - 01/10/2022

Venue Name: Tower Theatre

Venue Postcode: N167HR


Credits: Winsome Pinnock

Box Office phone number: 02073531700

Societies: Tower Theatre Company

“What they know about a black woman soul?”

1984, Easter Monday and not many buses are running, yet God-fearing and hymn-singing Enid drags her two teenage daughters across town to Deptford for a séance with obeah woman Mai.  This unleashes much soul searching, uncomfortable truths, secrets being revealed and a long overdue interrogation of the past.  With humour, compassion and urgency, Leave Taking examines inter-generational conflict, mother-daughter relationships and the plight of first-and-second-generation immigrants, navigating the dichotomy of dislocation from their origins and not belonging in their own future.  Though focusing on a family of Jamaican heritage, Leave Taking is a play which resonates cross-culturally. 

Perhaps to the consternation of its award-winning playwright, Winsome Pinnock, ‘Godmother of Black British playwrights’, the themes and issues explored almost 40 years ago in Leave Taking are as relevant today in the wake of the Windrush Scandal and the so-called “compliant environment”.
Winsome Pinnock has recently been awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama.

  • : current/future_show
  • : 40421
  • : Tower Theatre
  • : 21/09/2022
  • : N167HR
  • : 01/10/2022
  • : Greater London
  • : Winsome Pinnock
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  • : Advance – Online and Phone Bookings Adult (General Admission) – £12 Concession* – £11 Friend or Member – £10
  • : 02073531700




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