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August in England (Play)

Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry’s playwriting debut is a poignant, hilarious portrait of a life affected by the terrible injustice of the Windrush Scandal.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571386437
Date Published
04.05.2023
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Summary

Lenny Henry’s playwriting debut is a poignant, hilarious portrait of a life affected by the terrible injustice of the Windrush Scandal.

Yu see me? I was eight years old when I come
to H’Inglan’ – I travel on my mother’s passport

August Henderson, fifty-two years in England, a proud West Bromwich Albion fan, part-owner of a fruit and veg emporium, and a devoted dad. He’s got the gift of the gab, exaggerates his musical talents, has no head for paperwork and is about to marry the woman he loves. And then the Home Office threatens him with deportation. August won’t go quietly.

August in England opened at the Bush Theatre, London, in April 2023.

Nominated for The Stage Debut Award for Best Writer.

Critic Reviews

A richly detailed character study, perform[ed] with warm humour and outrage at injustice . . . a remarkable play.

Guardian
Critic Reviews

Passionate, funny and hugely affecting. Henry can confidently add ‘playwright’ to his already polymathic CV.

Evening Standard
Critic Reviews

A blazing playwriting debut.

iNews
Critic Reviews

Part monologue, part stand-up, part call to arms . . . [Henry’s] charisma and commitment sweep you along.

The Times
Critic Reviews

What a debut . . . a revelation.

Broadway World
Critic Reviews

Lenny Henry blazes with charisma in his devastating debut play . . . Is it really appropriate to refract the Windrush scandal through a comedic lens? Can the tragedy be entertaining? Actually yes, if it’s handled sensitively, imaginatively and authentically, as this play does.

Daily Telegraph
Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry has been a comedian since the age of 16. He has risen from being a cult star on children’s television to one of Britain’s best-known and most celebrated comedians, as well as a writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, and award-winning actor. He is best-known for his appearances in TISWAS, Three of a Kind, The Lenny Henry Show, Hope…

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