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 Port.

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 and directed by Myah Jeffers. The show sold out at the Roundhouse as part of the Last Word festival, and at Bernie Grants Arts Centre as part of SKFEST. It will be returning to The Albany in Deptford from 28-30 March and you can find tickets here.

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo

photo by Oriste-Etemi Olugbo