TAMBO & BONES
Tambo & Bones are stuck in a minstrel show. It’s hard to know what’s real when you’re stuck in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get rich, get even.
Join Tambo (Rhashan Stone) & Bones (Daniel Ward) on their journey from comedy double-act, to hip-hop superstars, to activists in an America at the epicentre of the global Black Lives Matter movement.
TAMBO & BONES laughs through our past, blows the roof off our present and imagines an explosive future for our world… and for theatre.
‘A racially charged metatheatrical satire and “rags-to-riches hip-hop odyssey” by slam poet turned playwright Dave Harris.’ (Time Out New York, 30 best Off Broadway shows to see in Spring 2022)
Presented by Theatre Royal Stratford East and Actors Touring Company.
Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. Selected plays include Tambo & Bones (Playwrights Horizons, Center Theatre Group, 2022), Exception to the Rule (Roundabout Theatre Company, 2022), Incendiary (Woolly Mammoth 2023) and Everybody Black (Humana Festival, 2019). His first feature film, Summertime premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Dave is currently writing the feature adaptation of The Fortress of Solitude for Amazon, and an original television project at FX, ABC Studios and Goddard Textiles. Selected honours include the Ollie Award, The Lorraine Hansberry Award and Mark Twain Award from The Kennedy Center, The International Commendation for The Bruntwood Prize and a Cave Canem poetry fellowship, amongst others.
*WAR produced by Roly Botha and Excalibah
Dollas to Dreams produced by Excalibah and Roly Botha
Tambo – Rhashan Stone
Bones – Daniel Ward
Thu 22 Jun, 7pm
Sat, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thu 13 Jul, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Socially Distanced & Masked – Sat 24 Jun, 2.30pm
Relaxed Environment – Sat 1 July 2.30pm
BSL Interpreted – Thu 06 Jul, 7.30pm
Captioned – Fri 07 Jul, 7.30pm
Audio Described – Sat 08 Jul, 2.30pm
Pay What You Can performance: Mon 19 Jun, 7.30pm (what’s this?)
Age Guidance: 14+
Please note, this production contains strobe lighting, flashing lights, loud noises (including sounds of gunfire, explosions, and screaming), violence, strong language, haze, use of a prop knife, use of a t-shirt canon (fired into the audience), repeated use of the ‘n’ word, references to genocide, and discusses themes some may find upsetting relating to race.