Blackta at the Young Vic.

A new play by Nathaniel Martello-White
26 October – 24 November

Show information

Welcome to the world’s most unusual talent contest. Behind the scenes, competitors are laughing and brawling, parading their hopes and fears in front of each other, their loves and losses. But there’s a bigger fight to be had on stage: who’s going to win? The black, the yellow or the brown guy?

This hilariously biting satire by Nathaniel Martello-White, directed by Young Vic artistic director David Lan, exposes the highs and lows of making it as a black actor – a ‘blackta’.

Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ


Wednesday & Saturday matinees (except 27, 31 Oct, 3 Nov): 2:45pm

Tickets: £10, £15

‘A striking, original satire.’
Evening Standard

‘David Lan directs a production full of nervy intensity and wry humour, and there are fine performances from the cast…Martello-White writes with wit and energy.’
The Telegraph

‘Martello-White’s promising and original debut…never has to preach to get its message across.’
Time Out

‘David Lan’s production is edgy and unflinching.’
Financial Times

‘Fizzes with energy.’

‘Martello-White’s script sparkles with originality and humour.’

‘inescapably clever and consistently intense… thrilling performances… moments of sheer hilarity and wonder.’
A Younger Theatre