Thursday, 20 September 2012
Theatre review: Sunset Baby
Of course he won't get them as easily as all that, nor will it be easy to forge a relationship with the daughter who not only grew up without him, but whose departure she blames for her mother's slide into drugs. When Kenyatta tries to go via Nina's boyfriend Damon (Chu Omambala) a further complication arises, as the letters of two key figures in the movement are valuable, sought after by academics, and Damon isn't about to see them go for free. Charlotte Westenra directs a tight production that hits a lot of emotional buttons as well as raising some interesting points, and Asante is outstanding as Nina, bringing both the lightning-fast aggressive dialogue as she vents at her long-absent father, and the vulnerability when the men in her life aren't looking.
Sunset Baby by Dominique Morisseau is booking until the 20th of October at the Gate Theatre.
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes straight through.