Kemi-Bo Jacobs and Alphabetti Theatre present a world premiere of
All White Everything But Me
Written & Performed by Kemi-Bo Jacobs
TUES 14TH JUNE – SAT 2ND JULY 2022
Performance Time: 7:30pm Plus 1:00pm Saturday Matinees
Covid-19 Policy: This production will have socially distanced tickets which will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions.
Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential)
Running Time: Approx. 75 mins
Age Rec: 16+
Access: Wednesday 22nd June will be a captioned performance, Wednesday 29th June will be audio described, and all Saturday matinees will be relaxed.
Content Warnings: This performance contains swearing and themes that some audiences may find upsetting and distressing for more information please contact the theatre.
“We are all born equal but into inequality, someone maybe said that once or maybe never till now."
All White Everything But Me, is a one person play inspired by the life of Althea Gibson. In the 1950s she made history by becoming the first ever black female tennis grandslam winner, overcoming huge racial barriers, winning Wimbledon twice. Upon retiring from tennis, she then went onto to become a professional golfer and actor in Hollywood.
Who decides who is important enough to be immortalised in history? Why is Althea Gibson part of a forgotten history?
About Kemi-Bo Jacobs:
Kemi-Bo Jacobs is a female, North East based actor who has featured on BBC, ITV and Netflix to name but a few. Most recently she was part of the RSC company's production of The Winter's Tale. In 2021, she directed Olivia Hannah's debut production, Braids at Live Theatre, Newcastle & in the same year she was also the recipient of the New Writing North & Channel 4 Screenwriting Award. Her relationship with Alphabetti Theatre started in May 2018, where she had a week long residency through the North East Artist Development Network. From this residency a relationship has flourished with her performing at a Write Faster event in 2019 and being part of Alphabetti's online programme in 2021, featuring in Roots Food by By Jaz Craddock-Jones, directed by Tricia Wey (mentored by Chris Sonnex), Performing alongside Cleo Sylvestre.
Praise for previous work:
“As Hermione, Kemi-Bo Jacobs started out as a beguiling figure in entertaining, cocktail-party mode, then found something truly affecting as she let her husband know the damage he was wreaking. She's one to watch.” Dominic Maxwell, The Times on The Winter's Tale, 2021