Celebrating Plays
of Excellence:
Leave Taking by
Winsome Pinnock



Join us for a rehearsed reading of the critically acclaimed Leave Taking by Winsome Pinnock, as part of Celebrating Plays of Excellence and our Black History Month celebrations.

Following public nominations to find the most important pieces written by Black playwrights, Pinnock’s Leave Taking was selected by a select panel including Leicester multidisciplinary artist Carol Leeming, incoming Chair of Curve’s Board of Trustees Sita McIntosh and Director for Celebrating Plays of Excellence, Ameera Conrad.

Come and join us for the afternoon to listen, talk, reflect and celebrate.


About Leave Taking:

In North London, Del and Viv are soul-sick. Del doesn’t want to be at home; staying out late (3pm-the-next-day late) is more her thing. Viv scours her schoolbooks trying to find a trace of herself between their lines.

When Enid takes her daughters to the local Obeah woman for some traditional Caribbean soul-healing, secrets are spilled. There’s no turning back for Del, Viv and Enid as they negotiate the frictions between their countries and cultures.

Two generations. Three incredible women. Winsome Pinnock’s play Leave Taking is an epic story of what we leave behind in order to find home.


Tickets £10


Director Ameera Conrad
Curator and Host Carol Leeming MBE FRSA

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