What do Crazyhead, Youngers and Eastenders all have in common? Well, apart from the winding storylines that have us opiate-fixed masses glued to our screens in anticipation, they also have had the same genius writer and actor Arinzé Kene at the forefront. Having graced the screens in the BAFTA award nominated film The Pass alongside Britain’s shooting star Russell Tovey, Arinzé is now turning his laser-sharp focus to writing for the stage for his latest endeavour: Good Dog produced by Tiata Fahodzi. Set in Hackney during the early noughties, Good Dog tells the story of growing up in a multicultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. The play underscores a simple story with the complex nature of what it means to be human and growing up ‘good’. The cast is littered with familiar faces such as Shola Adewusi who plays Joy in the Channel 4 hit series Chewing Gum. Forget screen style substance-abuse, this is the real thing.

Sat 4 Mar at 8pm, mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH. £14. www.macbirmingham.co.uk

Sat 4 Mar
Rico Johnson-Sinclair
Published on:
Wed 1 Feb 2017