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Talawa’s Black Joy season presents

Play On!

A new Jazz musical based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Mon 23 Sept to Sat 5 Oct 2024

Meet Vy, a talented songwriter aiming to make it big in the 1940's Harlem scene.

They all say that women will never be taken seriously in a man’s world. Our protagonist is determined to prove them wrong – but how?

A cunning gender swap gives Vy access to her idol, the Duke, and nightclub sensation Lady Liv. Vy’s attempts at being a man are a little too convincing, and the three form a complicated love triangle. Who will come out on top?

This stylish musical, directed by Michael Buffong, fuses the thrilling music of Duke Ellington and hip-hop choreography with a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.