Misty At The Trafalgar Studios
Last week I was kindly invited by Official London Theatre.com to see a performance of Misty at the Trafalgar Studios in London. Misty is a play performed almost solely by one man. It describes what it is like to be a person of colour living in London today and the struggles they come up against. The actor Arinze Kene did an amazing job of portraying this in the most powerful way.
There are various metaphors used throughout the play such as the reference to 'viruses' being black people, blood cells being everyone else and the orange balloon being his ego which he constantly fights with. I don't want to give the whole story away but if you're looking for something different and very real then you should definitely give this one a go.
The play was such an eye-opener and I think a lot of us (especially white people) are guilty of not realising how much of a blessing our 'white privilege' really is. It made me appreciate what I have and although we have come a long way from slavery, we still have a way to go in proving #BlackLivesMatter.
Tickets can be purchased from Official London Theatre. However, if this isn't your thing and perhaps you prefer something more cheery like a musical, Official London Theatre have so many great shows on offer.
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* These tickets were gifted to me but all opinions are my own *