Obama and Me
18 October 2017 at 8pm
While Barack Obama is fulfilling his American Dream as the first Black president of the United States, Sylvia Arthur, a Black Brit, is in Brussels in pursuit of the European version.
Working at the political heart of Europe, tasked with promoting Freedom of Movement, she zigzags the continent championing the benefits of a borderless Union.
But as the President faces resistance to his agenda, so does she, as nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism sweep through Europe, and the world, and dreams begin to crumble.
Among the most compelling solo shows I’ve ever seen
Interweaving music, video, and images with spoken word, this one-woman show takes on the big issues of Brexit, Trump, #BlackLivesMatter, and the global refugee crisis in a powerful, compelling narrative that explores the meaning of identity, politics, power, and belonging in the post-post-racial 21st century.
“Among the most compelling solo shows I’ve ever seen.” FringeGuru
“The most important show you’ll see during Brighton Fringe.” FringeReview
“Intimate and touching.” Reviews Hub
0121 200 0946
Wednesday 18th October 2017, 8pm
Full Price: £10