Written by Ryan Calais Cameron (For Black Boys), Retrograde is a fresh explosive drama that delves deeply into identity politics, resiliency, and integrity. Retrograde follows a black actor in the 1950s as he attempts to make it big in Hollywood, revealing the challenges he endures and the dark temptations that test his identity. The play is coming to the Kiln Theatre for 6 weeks. Ryan Calais Cameron was awarded the Black British Theatre Awards 2022 for For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy. The director of Retrograde is Amit Sharma. This moving production examines a watershed event in the life of an industry legend, one that changed the course of history, influenced public opinion, and set in stone the legend's place in Hollywood. The question is, how far has civilization truly evolved?
Retrograde follows a black actor in the 1950s as he attempts to make it big in the entertainment industry, revealing the challenges he experiences and the dark temptations that test his identity.
Hollywood is at its peak, and more importantly, censorship of minorities is at an all-time high. In this real-life account, 28-year-old Sidney Poitier is just a young guy with big dreams who wants to make his debut movie. An undisclosed deal may make all of his ambitions come true, but at what cost? When faced with the pressures of Hollywood, will Sidney maintain his integrity? Come find out at the Kiln Theatre.
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Booking Period: From 20 Apr 2023 - 27 May 2023
After a makeover and a name change in 2018, the Tricycle Theatre is now known as the Kiln Theatre. Plays, musicals, and other live events from many walks of life are shown at the Kiln Theatre. They're well-known for their ability to successfully blend classics with modern works. The theater has a thriving community and education program that includes seminars and courses.
Seating Capacity: 294
Address: 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Tube: The nearest tube station is Kilburn.
Bus: 16, 32, 98, 316, 328, 332, N16, N98
Available Facilities: Bar, Cafe, Toilets
Accessibility: Accessible toilets, Assistance dogs allowed, Wheelchair spaces available
Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Kiln Theatre.
Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.
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Retrograde opens on 20 Apr 2023 at Kiln Theatre.
Retrograde does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children of 14 and above.
Retrograde is playing at Kiln Theatre in London and opens on 20 Apr 2023.
The running time of Retrograde is 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
Retrograde is about a Black actor in the 1950s trying to make it big in Hollywood, and it shows the challenges he experiences and the dark temptations that threaten his sense of self.
The main stars of Retrograde are to be confirmed.
There is no specific dress code. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.
No, outside food is not allowed while attending Retrograde. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.
Kiln Theatre has multiple facilities including bar, cafe, and toilets available for the audiences during Retrograde.
Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.
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