AT HOME: Lament for Sheku Bayoh
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Writer and Director Hannah Lavery leads an artistic yet grief-filled response to the 2015 death in Scottish police custody of Sheku Bayoh.

No problem here pal. None at all.

In the early hours of the morning, 31 year-old Sheku Bayoh set out to walk home from his friends place after watching a boxing match. Just hours later, he had lost his life in police custody. Lament for Sheku Bayoh is a poetic expression of grief for the human behind the headlines and a non-apologetic reflection on racism in Scotland today.

Lament for Sheku Bayoh inspires activities for schools as part of our year-round commitment to communities across Scotland.

Contains strong language and descriptions of brutality and racial violence.

This is a digital performance that will be available to watch online from 25 August at 7.30pm to 31 August at 11.59pm. Please book a free ticket to watch this performance at home.

Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

Made possible through the PLACE programme

Originally commissioned by Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and performed at the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival as a work in progress as part of the You Are Here series.

Development work supported by the Stephen W Dunn Creative Fund

National Theatre of Scotland

Hannah Lavery Writer and Director

Kirsty Currie Designer

Beldina Odenyo Composer and Musician

Cast includes

Saskia Ashdown, Patricia Panther, Courtney Stoddart

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