Arinzé Kene

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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical review – a powerful spirit
It’s the music that carries the emotional weight in this tale of love, loss and roots rock, starring the superb Arinzé Kene

Arifa Akbar

21, Oct, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Arinzé Kene on playing Bob Marley: ‘You can’t just sit back and enjoy my work. I want you to be challenged’
The actor and playwright is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting faces of British theatre. Now he’s stepping into the shoes of Bob Marley in the new West End musical Get Up, Stand Up!

Lanre Bakare

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Black Lives Matter: four plays that resonate amid the protests
Roy Williams, Rachel De-lahay, Justin Audibert and Charlene James select dramas that speak to our current moment

10, Jun, 2020 @10:26 AM

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Readers' favourite stage shows of 2019
Andrew Scott was spellbinding in Present Laughter, Life of Pi stunned Sheffield and Tao of Glass was a tour de force

Guardian readers

18, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Little Baby Jesus review – Arinzé Kene's thrilling teens triumph
Standup, storytelling and poetry combine in this brilliant show about an inner-city trio on the verge of adulthood

Miriam Gillinson

23, Oct, 2019 @10:03 AM

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From Misty to Miller… how Arinzé Kene is reshaping theatre
His hit 2018 play saw the actor and writer hailed as one of British theatre’s most exciting voices. Now he’s starring in a bold new version of Death of a Salesman

Killian Fox

27, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Good Dog review – tapestry of Tottenham life on the eve of riots
Kwaku Mills is a revelation as a boy growing up amid poverty in this touring revival of Arinzé Kene’s crackling, compelling monologue

Mark Fisher

18, Feb, 2019 @10:13 AM

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Readers' favourite theatre of 2018
From rapping and rambling to Victorian female boxers, via Liverpool’s Dream, Asian football casuals and a teenage dance troupe, here are some of our readers’ top shows of the year

Guardian Stage

18, Dec, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Been So Long review – Michaela Coel tremendous in movie musical
Coel and Arinzé Kene are captivating as an unlikely couple who meet on a night out in Camden in this beguiling love story

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2018 @10:03 AM

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'We're here!' The black playwrights storming the West End
Smash hits by black British playwrights were few and far between. Now Arinzé Kene and Natasha Gordon have work in the West End – and they’re changing the audiences too

Bridget Minamore

03, Oct, 2018 @1:28 PM

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Misty review – vivid vision of the virus infecting city life
Arinzé Kene’s one-man show rejects the urban jungle cliches in a heartfelt but too playful exploration of the role of the artist

Michael Billington

26, Mar, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Arinzé Kene: ‘When I first started writing, it was raps’
The actor and playwright on how performing and writing interact, and his one-man show, Misty

Nick Curtis

10, Mar, 2018 @1:00 PM

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