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Please be advised that Strange Fruit contains strong language about race, violence, scenes of a sexual nature and references to suicide.

About Strange Fruit

Alvin and Errol can’t picture much of a future for themselves. They’re young, Black and living in England in the 1980s, with an entire country and political system set against them. Instead they focus firmly on their past – the sunny Caribbean and heroic father they left behind when their mother brought them to England twenty years ago.

But when Alvin returns home from his grandfather’s funeral a new version of their past emerges and the two brothers are caught in a desperate struggle to unearth the truth about their existence.

Powerful and compelling, Strange Fruit by Caryl Phillips (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize) is the story of a family caught between two cultures, and the uncrossable no man’s land that can come between parents and their children. It will be directed by Nancy Medina (Persistence of Memory, Dutchman).

Strange Fruit is the latest edition in the Passing the Baton series, following Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking in 2018.

Run Time

2hrs 45mins (inc. interval)

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Age

Recommended for 14+

Bush Theatre

7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

Booking Until 27th July

This show closes on Saturday, 27 July.

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