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Arinzé Kene's Misty to transfer to Trafalgar Studios

The production garnered rave reviews when it first opened at the Bush Theatre

Arinze Kene
Arinze Kene
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Arinzé Kene's Misty, which premiered at the Bush Theatre in west London earlier this year, will transfer to London's Trafalgar Studios where it runs from 8 September to 20 October.

The piece is a lyrical journey through inner city London, performed by Kene, which mixes music, poetry, drama and live art. An original music score is performed live during the show.

In his four-star review of the original Bush production, WhatsOnStage critic Matt Trueman said the show was "as fiercely thought as it is elegantly structured, split down the centre between story and storyteller".

Kene is both a playwright and actor, with credits including the Bob Dylan musical Girl From the North Country as well as The Pass opposite Russell Tovey and Been So Long opposite Michaela Coel. where he stars as Joe. His previous plays include Good Dog, which ran at Watford Palace Theatre last year.

Misty has direction by Omar Elerian, design by Rajha Shakiry, lighting by Jackie Shemesh, sound by Elena Peña, dramaturgy by Kirsty Housely, video design by Daniel Denton with music by Shiloh Coke and Adrian McLeod. THe role of Little Girl will be played by Mya Napoleon / Rene Powell.