By DIPO BARUWA-ETTI
Directed By MONIQUE TOUKO
"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 turns to Ore for help.
Ore resolves to save Wunmi, 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, Wunmi wonders whether she’s walked into a refuge or a trap?
The Clinic is a fiercely political and lyrical play by "seriously exciting new talent" (Evening Standard) 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.
Sat 3 Sep – Sat 1 Oct
Sat 3 – Sat 10 Sep £10 - £35
Tue 13 Sep – Sat 1 Oct £10 - £48.50
(Prices vary per performance)
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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
Talkback After Tue 27 Sep performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
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Theatre includes: Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/ BBC); The Comedy of Errors (RSC); Herstory (Brighton Festival); Sleeping Beauty (Nottingham Playhouse); I'd Rather Go Blind (Omnibus Theatre); The Return of the Unknown (Marlowe Theatre); Romeo + Juliet (Secret Cinema); Underwater Love (Futures Theatre); The Odyssey (God and Monsters Theatre); The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre); Black Lives, Black Words (Bush Theatre); After All This (Ovalhouse); Crowning Glory (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Soap Opera (Royal Court); SKEEN! (33% Festival, Ovalhouse); Ignite (Soho Theatre); Slamdunk (Hackney Empire).
Film includes: A Response to Your Message.
Television includes: Top Boy; Motherland; Man Down.
Running time TBC. Find out more about our running times here.
This production includes discussion of assisted suicide, references to a miscarriage, long-term illness and death, the smoking of herbal cigarettes, 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
Designer Paul Wills
Lighting Designer Matt Haskins
Sound Designer Christopher Shutt
Composer Shiloh Coke
Choreographer Lanre Malaolu
Casting Director Julia Horan CDG
Fight Director Maisie Carter
Costume Supervisor Jackie Orton
Assistant Director Nkechinyere Nwobani-Akanwo
Casting Assistant Lilly Mackie
Artwork photography by Sebastian Nevols. Concept by Émilie Chen.