Statement of Regret

Statement of Regret is a play by black British actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah. The play premiered in the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, London, in 2007, directed by Jeremy Herrin.[1]

Statement of Regret
Written byKwame Kwei-Armah
CharactersKwaku Mackenzie
Michael Akinbola
Idrissa Adebayo
Issimama Banjoko
Lola Mackenzie
Kwaku Mackenzie Junior
Adrian Mackenzie
Date premiered14 November 2007
Original languageEnglish
SeriesElmina's Kitchen
Fix Up
SettingThe offices of a Black policy think tank
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Kwaku Mackenzie, founder of a Black policy think tank, hits the bottle after his father's death. As media interest in the once dynamic Institute fades, his team grows fractious and then, disastrously, he favours a young Oxford scholar over his own devastated son. When, in a vain attempt to regain influence, he publicly champions division within the Black community, the consequences are shattering.

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  1. ^ Michael Billington, "Statement of Regret" (review), The Guardian, 15 November 2007.

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