By DIPO BARUWA-ETTI
Directed By MONIQUE TOUKO
Running Time: TBC
"There are flames in your eyes, telling me you’re going to be a wildfire."
Wunmi is tired of the fight. When her world collapses, she asks Ore to help end her life.
Ore resolves to save Wunmi instead, providing sanctuary in her parents’ home - a family of charity workers, therapists and politicians, dedicated to serving their community.
Wunmi’s presence soon disrupts familiar patterns - cracks start to widen and bad blood thickens. As these pillars of society crumble, Wumni wonders whether she’s walked into a refuge or a trap?
The Clinic is a fiercely political and lyrical play by Dipo Baruwa-Etti (An unfinished man, The Yard) written during a twelve-month residency with the Almeida as part of the Channel 4 Playwrights' bursary.
This world premiere, directed by Monique Touko (Fair Play, Bush Theatre), is a tense and transfixing portrait of a woman with a hunger for change, a family on fire and how to rise from the ashes of a broken world.
"A seriously exciting new talent" - Evening Standard on Dipo Baruwa-Etti
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Captioned Thu 29 Sep 7.30pm
Audio Described Sat 24 Sep 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.45pm)
Relaxed Environment Wed 21 Sep 2.30pm
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This production includes discussion of assisted suicide, references to a miscarriage, long-term illness and death, as well as racially violent language and discussion of racism. Recommended for ages 16+. Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.
The Clinic was written whilst on attachment under the Channel 4 Playwrights' Scheme.
Writer Dipo Baruwa-Etti
Director Monique Touko