by Juliet Gilkes Romero
14 January to 7 February 2015 at Southwark Playhouse
Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015
"Seventy percent of my constituents are white, Karen. I have to be a politician, who 'happens' to be black. Not a black man who 'happens' to be a politician."
Karen loves politics. Karen’s a rising star but on the eve of a general election she risks her career and reputation in a bitter and contentious fight over whether to allow short lists for black Parliamentary candidates.
Deselected by her Party, and betrayed by the men she loves, Karen must embark on a relentless road to power and political redemption.
Director Lotte Wakeham
Designer Rachel Stone
Lighting Designer Derek Anderson
Composer and Sound Designer Andy Graham
Rehearsal Photographer Jack Sain
Production Photographer Robert Workman
★★★★"The dialogue is snappy, lucid and forceful throughout."
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