Performing ‘Smokers and Lambs’ at Theatre In The Pound (TIT£) at The Cockpit Theatre
Monday 4th March 2013, 7 pm
‘Kupoteya njia ndiyo kujua njia’
To get lost is to learn the way
‘Smokers and Lambs’ written by Rachel Long, is a cross cultural love story set between Nyali beach, Kenya and Yorkshire, England. Escapist, James has left Yorkshire and his wife, Leah in search of something different; something else. In Kenya, he meets beautiful and mysterious local, Namiyah, who truly is something else. She epitomises James’ exotic escape, but although she appears to be what he yearns for, she is just as lost as him. Now they are both in danger of leading each other to a place where there is no way out.
With the help of a WONDERFUL cast*, Rachel has combined literature with theatre and music to create Live Literature! Inspired by traditional African storytelling and the necessity to illuminate literature as an artform that does not have to be read alone, but that can be performed. ‘Smokers and Lambs’ explores cultural divides and differences, the pull of home and heritage, and the power of love over lust.
James : Elliot Hadley- Johnson
Namiyah : Ajjaz Awad
Leah : Lucynda Wells
Cab Driver : Mark Laughtone (Mista Mojo)
African Ido-Drummer and Wiseman: Jo N’Gala
Narrator and Writer : Rachel Long
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