Word of Colour


February 9th, 2020

Derek Owusu's debut book, the first to be published under Stormzy's #Merky Imprint, is a powerful and challenging read, says Barbara Grant.

February 9th, 2020

The Gift, a new play by Janice Okoh, is inspired by the life of Sarah Forbes Bonnetta, a young West African girl gifted to...

January 24th, 2020

Award-winning playwright Matilida Ibini shares her writing journey as a disabled playwright of colour and reveals the shortcomings of fringe venues and shortsightedness of...

January 21st, 2020

Read Heather Marks' enjoyable review of Anansi and the Grand Prize, a bawdy story of Mas and romance.

January 21st, 2020

Briana Carter explains why Matilda Ibini’s Little Miss Burden is a refreshingly authentic, 'raw and gutsy' coming of age story, inspired by Ibini’s own...

December 17th, 2019

Inua Ellams seems to have made it a hat trick with his third play, Three Sisters, a reimaging of the Chekov classic, says Cherise...

December 16th, 2019

Paterson Joseph plays the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge in a lavish and enjoyable remake of A Christmas Carol. Review by Joy Francis.

December 14th, 2019

Poet Zia Ahmed’s lastest play I Wanna Be Yours is a tender interracial love story, set in London, that charmed Tamera Heron.

December 14th, 2019

Oscar winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter, one of the most sought after in Hollywood, speaks to Joy Francis about working with Eddie Murphy...