Likkle Rum with Grandma

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

When I came here I cried for nearly two years… everyday.

Before she was grandma, she was mum; before that she was just herself. How can you love someone if you only start knowing them from when you were born?

Likkle Rum with Grandma is a journey over a generational bridge. This emotive piece of new writing by Croydon-based writer Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown mixes poetry, storytelling and a Jamaican grandmother’s voice to bring to the fore issues of loneliness, immigration, community, what distance does to family love and the waviness of rum.

Come chill and catch a vibe as we get to know Grandma – and a young man gets to understand himself.

What do I need? Just a little visit.

Likkle Rum with Grandma is produced by Malakaï Sargeant. The show has sold out work-in-progress performances at Stanley Halls (LIPFEST), the Roundhouse (Words First), Bernie Grant Arts Centre (SKFEST) and Hackney Showroom. As well as a sell-out run at the Albany in March 2019

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

Previous Directors
Laurie Ogden (Hackney Showroom, Roundhouse)
Myah Jeffers (Bernie Grants Centre, Stanley Halls, The Albany)