“Sweet Like Chocolate Boy is a majestic Black cultural Odyssey that melds genres, storytelling techniques and time lines into a high octane, often incredibly moving, very funny and sharply observed 120 minutes of theatre.”
“Inua Ellam takes his audience on a geographical and emotional odyssey, hopping continents and emotions, taking the occasional break to check in with a football match, all the while opening a door into the world of black masculinity.”
It is as exhilarating and as exhausting as the climb itself – and as beautiful and awe-inspiring as the mountain Simpson and Yates set out to conquer.
For a feelgood, heart-racing, toe-tapping story to feel so joyless, despite the best efforts of the cast, seems like a huge wasted opportunity.
This is a state-of-the-nation king-hit to shake up tradition, privilege and expectation.
In the hands of Sally Cookson, A Monster Calls is an instant classic: a show that transforms both hearts and minds through the magic of authentic storytelling.