I went to the new Theatre Local in Peckham a few days ago to watch Bola Agbaje’s new play Belong. I was invited by my childhood friend Diana who works as part of the theatre team and is also an aspiring playwright. I won’t lie, I had reservations at first about seeing a play in Peckham. Mainly because I have not had the most positive things to say about my childhood home in recent years, and – since when was there a theatre in Peckham? Well I’m pleased to say that I really enjoyed it, the cast was fantastic and they kept us laughing. It questioned the identity of British Nigerians, something that has been debatable for many generations now, and that really hit home with me.
It will be showing until the 23rd June, make sure to see it if you can.