Thank you to everyone who stayed for a stimulating discussion! Images: Jane Fallowfield Continue reading Images from the post-show Q&A at Telegraph Hill
Obama and Me Camden People’s Theatre From 22 May 2018 to 23 May 2018 Review by Keith Mckenna “Sylvia Arthur is a successful black woman. She was a regional communications manager for Labour’s healthy living campaign and later a communications consultant for a European Union group working on the EU’s Freedom of Movement. It … Continue reading “Engaging, humorous, moving.” Thanks for the review, British Theatre Guide!
Ahead of my performance and post-show talk at the Telegraph Hill Centre this Friday, I did an interview with their website about everything from the meaning of the show to what audiences can expect and how it’s been received both at home and abroad. Check it out here: About Obama & Me by Sylvia Arthur Continue reading New feature on the Telegraph Hill website
Thanks to funding from the Arts Council England, Obama & Me is going on the road this spring. Catch the show on tour in London, Bristol, and Manchester this May and June. See you there! Continue reading UK studio tour dates announced
“Coupling video footage with fiery polemic, the writer delivers a tour-de-force on her soul deflating sojourn in the Euro zone, a place where outright racism and Xenophobic nationalism do battle with the dream of social integration. Wearing dreadlocks and resplendent in a jazzy, red dress, Sylvia Arthur stalks the stage in this one-woman show like … Continue reading “A tour-de-force.” Another 4-star review for Obama & Me
Obama & Me Oct. 12, at Museum of the African Diaspora, moadsf.org Any chance you’re feeling nostalgic for Barack Obama’s presidency? Sylvia Arthur’s one-woman show compares her own experiences as a Black Brit to those of the first Black president of the United States. The writer and performer says of her travels in Europe, “I … Continue reading SF Weekly spotlights Obama & Me in its Fall Arts preview
From FringeReview: “‘History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake’. That phrase was ringing in my head as I left Sylvia Arthur’s polemical production – ‘Obama and Me’. Joyce was writing about being Jewish and of immigrant stock, in Ireland at the start of the twentieth century; Arthur’s performance is about being … Continue reading “The most important show you’ll see during Brighton Fringe.” Another great review for Obama & Me!
The reviews are in! FringeGuru has rated Obama & Me 4 stars and said of the show: “Obama and Me is a courageous and authentic story – the story of one woman’s fight for acceptance, multiculturalism, and freedom of movement across Europe. It’s showing for another two nights; don’t miss it.” Read the full review here. Continue reading “Among the most compelling solo shows I’ve ever seen.” 4* review from FringeGuru!
Obama & Me is mentioned in a feature by Bonnie Greer in The New European newspaper. Read the article in full online here. Continue reading Bonnie Greer: With Brexit we have turned our back on the world – and our values