Presented by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu
Produced by Playback Drama & Dreamarts Youth Charity
Supported by The Initiative DKF
Hosted by The Cockpit
Mars is a street-smart, enthusiastic, lyrically saturated young man on the way to propose to the girl of his dreams...and join a Black lives matters march to woo her for good measure . But on the way, he meets a barrage of characters - both alive and undead - questioning his heart , head, health and hubris in the London borough of Obsidian.
On the other side, Bounty is a very quiet boy in the very loud borough of Obsidian - but in the 80s and 90s. Living in a strict household, he is in constant awe of the politically charged Black world around him. It is all spiritually explosive stuff; but as Bounty witnesses deaths & births, riots & carnivals, love & indifference - he questions whether he is has both the strength and will to survive.
As the worlds of Mars & 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, jungle and brings to the boil the broiling estates of London.
Tej Obano as BOUNTY (@TejObano)
Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu as MARS (@TristanFAiduenu)
Alice Fofana as THE GIRL (@Glow_Coco)
This special one-off production is co-directed with award winning collaborators Lynette Linton, Toby Clarke & Sean Graham. Hosted by Ebun Ali & includes sumptuous curtain raising performances by:
"Imaginative and thought provoking writing, breaking down stereotypes of Black life and times, Especially relevant at a time when black lives and their historical importance are continually being dissected and scrutinized in the media, here is proof of what black youth in Britain are capable of achieving - creating art beyond their societal constrictions" - Ana Petralta, Blogger, on Sweet Like Chocolate, Boy
"I'd keep a watch for some of Fynn-Aiduenu's work in the future .He taps into a real understanding of character which is both real and distant from it's audience - no easy feat" Jake Orr, A Younger Theatre Website, on Skeen!
Saturday 1st April - 2pm