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Let there be love by Kwame Kwei-Armah

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spokette · 04/02/2008 12:00

I saw this at The Tricycle theatre last week. It is written by Kwame Kwei Armah and stars the guy who was the butler in Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

It is about the relationship of an old, irascible West Indian, his estranged daughter and his Polish female helper. It explores racism, stereotypes and the hostility towards the EU migrants. The cause of the father/daughter estranged relationship slowly unfolds plus the deepening relationship between the old man an the Polish help is quite touching.

I was nearly in tears at the end. The play was excellent, well acted and totally absorbing.

Kwame Kwei Armah is a brilliant story teller and refreshingly explores issues that you rarely see in theatreland. Elmina's Kitchen was a triumph (it explored the underbelly of black youth culture) and I was so delighted when it moved from the National Theatre to the Garrick theatre. He was the first black playright to have a play hosted in the West End. A well earned and well deserved accolade.

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MrsMattie · 11/02/2008 17:45

I'm going to see it at the weekend. Looking forward to it. I haven't seen any of his other plays (have always meant to, but never got round to it), but have seen him being interviewed and he is a lovely, clever, thoughtful man.

MrsMattie · 17/02/2008 09:50

Well, I went to this last night and it was very good. Brilliant performance from the actress who played the Polish helper. Kwame Kwei Armah was there, too, so got to say hello to him and tell him how much I enjoyed it .

spokette · 19/02/2008 15:26

Lucky you for meeting Kwame!

Glad you enjoyed the play.

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