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Arinzé Kene: 'I thought theatre wasn't for me'

The writer and actor Arinzé Kene speaks about Misty, and what it means to become the second black British playwright to have a play on in the West End

Arinze Kene in Misty
© Helen Murray

Arinzé Kene's new play Misty is transferring to Trafalgar Studios, opening this week, making him the second black British playwright to have a show on in the West End.

The piece, which originally opened at the Bush Theatre, is a funny, rhythm-infused and intense look at the capital and what it means to live there.

Kene stars in the piece, which also has a pumping live score from Shiloh Coke and Adrian McLeod, is directed by Omar Elerian. In a four-star review of Misty for WhatsOnStage, Matt Trueman called it 'as fiercely thought as it is elegantly structured'.

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