Winsome Pinnock

22nd June 2018

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INTERVIEW: WINSOME PINNOCK. As her first play Leave Taking is revived at the Bush, Winsome Pinnock – “the godmother of black British theatre” (The Guardian) – talks to Simeilia Hodge-Dalloway about how she came to write it and, indeed, to writing. They discuss the roles and responsibilities that writers of colour face in British theatre, the need to make the invisible visible and to hold hard when speaking truthfully about your experience in art. Recorded at the National Theatre Studio in June 2018.

“Theatre follows trends. It wants the new. It wants the edgy. Often writers of colour represent this exciting, dangerous work”