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The Golden Age of Hollywood. Behind closed doors, aspiring actor Sidney Poitier is offered a lucrative contract that could make him a superstar. But what is he willing to sacrifice?
From the writer of award-winning, sold-out, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Ryan Calais Cameron’s explosive new play explores identity, resilience, and integrity as it examines a true event in 1950’s Hollywood and the reality of a Black actor’s journey to stardom.
Directed by Kiln Associate Director Amit Sharma (The Boy with Two Hearts), this world premiere explores a moment in a career which paved ways and changed perceptions, cementing the legacy of a Hollywood icon. Retrograde asks the question; how much have we really evolved?
Casting to be announced.
Age restrictionThis production is recommended for ages 14+
Running timeApproximately 100 minutes with no interval.
Performance dates20 Apr - 27 May 2023
ContentThis production contains explicit language and racial slurs as well as themes of Racism and McCarthyism.
All performances of Retrograde will be audio described. Please note: you will need to pre-book a headset for the date of your performance if you desire one.
There will be a post show talk for ticket holders of the performance on Tuesday 2 May, 7.30pm