Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

How refreshing to see a show about prejudice that barely mentions white people

Chiaroscuro is thrillingly frank and tough-minded; The Fishermen is a muddling portrait of a moral hell hole

Lynette Linton opens her stewardship of the Bush with a drama about racial and sexual bigotry. Four British women decide to start a girl band but only one of them, Yomi, happens to be straight. The script mixes confessional monologues with bitchy interactions over kitchen suppers.

Beth, whose parents are West Indian, once dreamed of living in suburban bliss with ‘a little concrete garage for my car’.

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