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Preview: Sweet Taboo

Exploring gender and sexuality within the black community...


The Tawala Theatre Company is widely known for pushing the boundaries with their award winning performances, but their latest play promises to be one of the company’s boldest yet with Sweet Taboo, which tackles the issues of sex, sexuality, gender and disability within the black community.

Known as Britain’s primary, black-led theatre company, Tawala describes Sweet Taboo as, “a fast and playful, rude and irreverent show that rewrites the old sex, gender and race rules”. There will be a great fusion of dance, music, theatre, comedy and spoken word by some of London’s most freshest and innovative performers. Mojisola Adebayo’s show could not have come at a better time with the homophobia that is erupting in Russia, Uganda and many other places across the globe.

Founded in 1986, Tawala has spawned over 40 productions consisting of a wide variety from Shakespeare to African classics. The play runs from the 15-17 August at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s Embassy Theatre in London.

Tickets are on sale now from £7(£5 concession) please visit the website for more details.

Words: Joe Waistell and Daniel Moore

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