Word of Colour


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...

November 21st, 2019

Rising star Chinonyerem Odimba's latest play Unknown Rivers, puts black girls' friendship and healing from trauma at its centre. Review by Chama Kay.

October 13th, 2019

American playwright Katori Hall’s 2014 piercingly atmospheric play Our Lady of Kibeho returns to the UK for a fresh run at Theatre Royal Stratford...

October 11th, 2019

Joy Francis applauds Bernardine Evaristo's Booker Prize 2019 winning novel Girl, Woman, Other.

September 27th, 2019

Reshma Ruia is impressed with Nayrouz Qarmout's multiple award-winning The Sea Cloak and Other Stories on Palestinan lives.