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Yemi and Femi Go Windrush
Drama + A Queer Interrogation

Yemi and Femi Go Windrush

Two Black queer West London teens are transported back to 1958 & experience Race Riot Drama & Windrush Realness

This show is part of the Platform Festival. Explore the full season & find out more here!

Black queer West London teens Yemi and Femi buy a time-machine off eBay and are transported back to 1958 just in time to encounter Oscar and Tyrone; two Caribbean men recently arrived in London as migrants, who are being pursued by white racist thugs. Oscar and Tyrone are secret lovers, and Yemi and Femi's eyes are opened to gay lives in past times, as well as to diverse black and diasporic histories and British racism across the decades.

Attempting to fight off their attackers, and escaping the rioters using the time machine as the house is firebombed, Yemi and Femi assume Oscar and Tyrone died that night, but we learn they survived, and in their old age become enigmatically re-involved with the youngsters as a consequence of the Windrush scandal.


Writer | John R Gordon
Director | Rikki Beadle-Blair

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9 May 2023


King's Head Theatre



Duration | 80 mins approx.
Age | 12+
Content Warnings | Racist language, homophobic language, aggression & threats of violence.

Please note this rehearsed reading is part of Platform Festival, a unique opportunity for audiences to witness productions in development.


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