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A tiata fahodzi, Belgrade Theatre & Bristol Old Vic co-production

Cheeky Little Brown

Written by Nkenna Akunna. Directed by Chinonyerem Odimba

Tues 24 to Sat 28 Oct 2023

How do you break up with your best friend?

“When you’ve known someone basically your whole life,
Since you were five,
And you know all the same people,
And everyone you know knows you as one special Thing,

Meet Lady, a determined sharp-tongued charmer who loves her best friend Gemma as much as she loves a late-night kebab. It’s Gemma’s birthday party. The two haven’t seen each other for six months.

Cheeky Little Brown, by Papatango Prize winning playwright Nkenna Akunna (Some of Us Exist in the Future), is a failed night out, a musical, a show about heartbreak and queerness, taking place on a journey through the city Lady calls home.

With original songs, this coming-of-age story examines a friendship between two Black women, on diverging paths of self-love and acceptance.

“Tiajna Amayo is luminous” The Stage

“Joyously uplifting” Stage Talk Magazine

“Incredible, emotional, stressful, funny and immensely real” South Bristol Voice

“Cheeky Little Brown is an infectiously energetic, funny, and vibrant one-woman anti-romcom” Bristol 24/7

After the Thurs 7:45pm performance there will be a free post-show Q&A with Belgrade Creative Director Corey Campbell, writer Nkenna Akunna and performer Tiajna Amayo