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Sweet Like Chocolate Boy - Jack Studio Theatre

Sweet Like Chocolate Boy

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SWEET Like Chocolate Boy, by award-winning theatre-maker Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, runs at the Jack Studio Theatre from Tuesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 17, 2018.

You ever look out of your estate and feel like there is something…Beautiful here…but nobody’s happy enough to see it?

Mars is a street-smart, enthusiastic, lyrically-saturated man on-the-edge about to propose to the girl of his dreams in present-day London.

Bounty is a very quiet boy in a very loud borough paddling through the 90s with this new politically charged Black identity swirling around him.

As the worlds of Mars and Bounty collide, can they find their place in these times or will they get chewed, swallowed and digested by it?

Sweet Like Chocolate Boy is a storytelling epic that melts timelines, lives, fantasy, Garage and Jungle and critiques Black British Protest in the broiling estates of London.

Presented by Emmanuel Nwosu and Initiative.dkf, Sweet Like Chocolate Boy is also directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu. Casting and further creatives will be announced shortly.

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu’s recent credits include writing and producing SKEEN! after being awarded a Lambeth Youth Grant (Ovalhouse and Lost Theatre), Black Attack (Bush Theatre) and directing Little Baby Jesus by Arinze Kene (Stonecrabs Theatre Co. and The Albany Theatre) and Timbuktu by award-winning company Nouveau Riche (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

NB: Sweet Like Chocolate Boy contains adult themes, sexual innuendo and strong language throughout and is therefore suitable for ages 15+.

Tickets: £16, £13 concessions – available from the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only) or online at brockleyjack.co.uk/.

Time: 7.30pm.

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: Lifeboat by Nicola McCartney (until October 6) and Arrows & Traps Theatre’s production of Dracula (October 9 to October 27, 2018).