"Here is the city that we live in,
Notice that the city that we live in is alive…"
Don't miss your final chance to see Misty at London's Trafalgar Studios, where it's received rave reviews and playing to rapturous audience reactions.
‘The most important cultural experience in theatre right now’ - BBC
In a playful, profound and unique take on modern life, Misty is a powerful lyrical journey through the heart and soul of inner-city London. Accompanied by a pulsating original score, Arinzé (Girl from the North Country, Lion King, One Night in Miami) grapples with everything from night bus arguments to life as an artist loaded with others’ expectations. You can read our exclusive interview with the writer and star here.
Omar Elerian (One Cold Dark Night, Islands) directs this epic, heartfelt and hugely entertaining new play from one of Britain’s most exciting writer-performers.
★★★★ ‘Arinzé Kene is blazingly charismatic’ - Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘A punch of superbly fierce defiance’ - Time Out
★★★★ 'This firecracker of a show arrives with a bang in the West End' - Metro
★★★★ 'Inspiringly individualistic' - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ 'Bursts with life! A big popular hit' - Evening Standard
★★★★★ CITY AM
★★★★★ THE UPCOMING
Arinzé has set the bar very high for any future one man show. 100% energy, commitment, talent.... everything!
One the most vibrant and vital pieces of theatre that's ever been produced in and about London and performed by an amazing cast. Arinze in the lead was simply incredible all singing, rapping, performing and acting tour-de-force!
What an amazing show. Arinze's passion shown through his physicality, music etc. I would definitely recommend this show.
The play was very cleverly and intentionally written. Kene brought an insane level of energy and body movement to the show, keeping all eyes glued to him throughout the duration. However, it seemed to fall apart with a very weak ending and what was ultimately a sadly surface level examination of gentrification. Definitely worth seeing but it didn't live up to the hype.
Really great piece of theatre with an amazing performance and really imaginative take on gentrification of London.
energy, humour and sheer talent
Absolutely Brilliant! A must see play for all - any age, any ethnicity, any socio-economic group! Definitely one for the younger generation, especially if they have not yet experienced Theatre before! Arinze is highly inspirational and changing/creating a new pathways for real stories that reflect real people from different communities across London. The one man show is a true testimony to how talented Arinze is not only as an Actor but also as a Writer.
Misty was incredible. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and Arinze’s energy is outstanding.
so much energy, so many shifts of time and place- such terrific play. Clever, mad, funny, moving. Music, set, sound, text- all excellent. Subverts ' the black canon in fee-art-ah' and holds a different light to blackness in London life and on stage. Highly recommended. Hugely entertaining. Endlessly surprising
If you want to see a totally diverse audience - age, race, gender, class - you can't go far wrong with Misty. After it's sold out run at the Bush Theatre, this is a very worthy transfer to Trafalgar Studios, and I don't doubt it will be incredibly successful. The piece itself manages to be powerful, moving, funny, saddening and thought-provoking all at once. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is an 'urban play', this is so much more. It explores what that idea even means, and the responsibilities of an artist in writing something that might be interpreted as such. This is the second time I've seen Misty. This time I brought a couple of friends. I would happily go back again with more - it's a show that needs to be seen widely. And I'm glad that seems to be the audience it's getting.
I found this event to be extremely boring, they say a constantly changing stage that was not the chase the music more like poetry lacked something
Intelligent, powerful and moving. I left the theatre feeling like I witnessed something extraordinary.
I'm a perfectionist, and I rarely if ever rate things more than 8.5, most likely less than 5 in the last 7 years... but this, for me, was a 10/10 on ALL fronts.
Diverse audience were treated to brilliant piece of art, last night. Theatre at it's best! Wonderfully entertaining, whilst exploring experience from another's point of view. The way it was done was beyond incredible. I felt honoured to witness such talent.
When is it showing
14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY
No exchanges or refunds after booking.
Actress Kibong Tanji will take the lead role in Misty for one performance on 8 November.
Please note that the appearance of any actor is not guaranteed.
How Does It Work
Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance.
Suitable For Children
Appropriate for ages 14+
Please note that this production contains strong language, which covers violent, sexual and racially charged themes. Strobe lighting, balloons, loud noises and haze effects are used in the show.
When Can I Go
8th September - 17th November 2018
Where Do I Go
Trafalgar Studios One
14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY
3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453
Charing Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo) are within 5 minutes walk of the theatr