The Lonely Londoners
ADAPTED BY ROY WILLIAMS.
DIRECTED BY EBENEZER BAMGBOYE.
6 April 2024
“London will do for you for now… And I will do for London.”
London, 1956. Newly arrived from Trinidad, Henry ‘Sir Galahad’ Oliver is impatient to start his new life in London. Carrying just pyjamas and a toothbrush, he bursts through Moses Aloetta’s door only to find Moses and his friends already soured on city life. Will the London fog dampen Galahad’s dreams? Or will these Lonely Londoners make a home in a city that sees them as a threat?
In the first stage adaptation of Sam Selvon’s iconic novel about the Windrush Generation, Roy Williams sweeps us back in time to shine a new light on London, friendship, and what we call home. Former Carne Deputy Director Ebenezer Bamgboye directs.
“One of Britain's most important playwrights.”