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Ovalhouse and Lost Kids Collective present


A candid show exploring depression and black women’s mental health. #GREYplay

  • British Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Thu 27 Jun – Sat 13 Jul, 7:30pm

Running time: 60 mins

Venue: Downstairs

She is a strong, independent, black woman. She has a roof over her head. She has food in her fridge. She lives a good life. She’s also a little bit sad, a lot of the time. She doesn’t understand why.

Following her 5-star solo show, WHITE, Koko Brown brings you the second instalment of the Colour Trilogy, GREY. A candid show exploring depression and black women’s mental health. 

Blending spoken word and vocal looping, GREY is fully British Sign Language integrated and contains sensitive content.


Reviews for WHITE

★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
‘Supremely unique and deeply affecting.’

★★★★★ Mind The Blog
‘Koko Brown is an engaging & captivating performer.’

★★★★ The Stage
‘She throws down punchy slam poetry then smoothly moves to soaring vocals.’

★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘Brown is clearly accomplished in both music and spoken word.’


Events and Collaborations:

Mon 1 Jul
Join the cast and creatives of GREY in a post-show Q&A where they will discuss their creative journey & answer your questions. Free for anyone with a ticket to the performance.

Thu 4 Jul
Lost Kids Collective present a free, BSL interpreted night of performances. Hosted by Rowdy with sets from DYLEMA, Sherika Sherard, Sophie Duker and Vilma Jackson. Stay after the show or just come down from 8.30pm.

Sat 6 Jul
In this creative workshop you will use poetry to explore mental health and the ways we can manage and look after our own. Led by poet and journalist, Bridget Minamore, you'll create your own poetry in response to the themes of GREY. Tickets available now.

Thu 11 Jul
A post-show discussion opening a conversation on what accessibility really means when it comes to theatre. Hosted by Georgia Dodsworth (World of Self Care) with panellists Koko Brown, Tobi Kyeremateng, Matilda Ibini and Rachel Nwokoro. Free for anyone with a ticket to the performance.

Sat 13 Jul
For the first time ever experience the first two parts of Koko's Colour Trilogy back-to-back. Koko presents WHITE and GREY as a double bill.
Book for both and pay just £25 (£15 Concessions.)


  • Thu 27 Jun, 7:30pm
  • Fri 28 Jun, 7:30pm
  • Sat 29 Jun, 7:30pm
  • Mon 1 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Tue 2 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Wed 3 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Thu 4 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Fri 5 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Sat 6 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Tue 9 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Wed 10 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Thu 11 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Fri 12 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Sat 13 Jul, 7:30pm

By Koko Brown 
Directed by Nicholai La Barrie  
Cast Koko Brown and Sapphire Joy
Set Design Emily Harwood
Lighting Design and Production Manager Martha Godfrey
Movement Direction Shelley Maxwell
Sound Design Xana

BSL interpreters Becky Barry, Grace Buckle and Anna Kitson

Additional information

Recommended age 12+ 

Image: Susan Dale

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Sat 13 Jul, 3:30pm

For the first time ever experience the first two parts of Koko's Colour Trilogy, WHITE and GREY, back-to-back. #WHITEplay