• Kwame Kwei-Armah: ‘I have my mother's 1962 ticket from Grenada to England in a frame'

    8 days ago - By The Guardian

    The artistic director on his family, Korean spas, and running from the police during the Southall riots Born in London, Kwame Kwei-Armah , 51, appeared in the BBC drama series Casualty for five years. In 2003, he wrote his first play for the National Theatre, Elmina's Kitchen , which was shortlisted for an Olivier award. In 2011, he joined Baltimore's Center Stage theatre as artistic director, where he spent seven years. This year, he became artistic director of London's Young Vic theatre; his first production, a musical Twelfth Night , runs until 17 November. He is married, has four...
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