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HALF-EMPTY GLASSES

by Dipo Baruwa-Etti

Toye is preparing for his piano exam to get into a prestigious music school. He’s doing it for the contacts, the opportunity, the love of art. But when he notices the lack of Black British history in his school’s curriculum, he begins to question himself and the world around him. Is this really his dream, or is he letting these institutions write his story?

He starts offering his own school lessons on Black cultural icons, but he quickly discovers that maybe not everyone wants Black history to be celebrated…

An empowering new play by Channel 4 bursary winner Dipo Baruwa-Etti about the pressures of being young, gifted and ready to change the world.

‘I still play to their chords.
Livin’ within conventions.
Livin’ within restrictions.
Livin’ within a structure.
Lettin’ someone write my story.’

A Paines Plough and Rose Theatre production

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Where we're going...

Rose Theatre

Kingston

Summerhall

Edinburgh

3 Aug – 28 May 2022

Brewhouse

Burton-upon-Trent

CAST

Doncaster

The Landmark

Ilfracombe, North Devon

Creative Civic Change Newington

Newington Green

The Lowry

Salford

Creative Team

Writer

Dipo Baruwa-Etti

Director

Kaleya Baxe