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DRUM

PRESENTED BY Our Day and Omnibus Theatre
Thrown together by lives built far from home, two rising Ghanaian creatives grapple with success and identity.

We are saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen and would like to convey our condolences at this time of national mourning.

Following guidance issued by the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre all scheduled performances of DRUM are currently going ahead. Please refer to our website and social media for details of any performances affected.


“A civilization flourishes when men plant trees under which they themselves never sit.
What you need to understand is, Ghana is home.”

As the afternoon sun hits BBC Broadcasting House in London, photographer James Barnor meets broadcaster Mike Eghan for the very first time. Thrown together by lives built far from home, the two rising Ghanaian creatives must manoeuvre through their perception of identity, success, assimilation and home. 

This joyful and poignant fiction fuses storytelling, music and dance with archival material to capture a unique snapshot of London in the swinging sixties. 

DRUM is a brand-new play from award-nominated writer Jacob Roberts Mensah (DEM TIMES, Our Day) and Sarah Amankwah (recent acting credits include Lion King, West End; Black Earth Rising, Netflix; Henry V, Shakespeare’s Globe) making her directorial debut. 


Take Part

Story Circle is our free storytelling programme, and the next term is inspired by DRUM! This October, join acclaimed writer, director and actor Nicole Acquah to unlock you boundless potential as storytellers.

Story Circle: DRUM is open to anyone who moved to the UK from a country in Africa. To find out more about the programme and how to apply, head here.


See The Exhibition

Check out Sounds of our Migration, an exhibition running alongside DRUM in our Café Bar→


Listen To Live Music

Enjoy free live music in our Café Bar after the show on Saturday 17 Sept and Friday 23 Sept from star of DRUM Joshua KYEOT and Benjamin Sarpong-Broni.

“Joshua is a singer and songwriter from South London, who writes soul songs with a timeless quality and has a tone that is instantly recognisable.”
iluvlive

Citing Stevie Wonder, Sisqo, and Michael Jackson among his top influences, Joshua is an all-round entertainer ad has something to offer that can be respected by the discerning and casual listener. The surname KYEOT that he has adopted is telling onlookers to pay attention: Keep Your Eyes/Ears On This.

6-25 SEPT
7:30PM (TUE-SAT)
4PM (SUN)
£16 STANDARD
£13 CONCESSION

DRUM

PRESENTED BY Our Day and Omnibus Theatre
Thrown together by lives built far from home, two rising Ghanaian creatives grapple with success and identity.

We are saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen and would like to convey our condolences at this time of national mourning.

Following guidance issued by the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre all scheduled performances of DRUM are currently going ahead. Please refer to our website and social media for details of any performances affected.


“A civilization flourishes when men plant trees under which they themselves never sit.
What you need to understand is, Ghana is home.”

As the afternoon sun hits BBC Broadcasting House in London, photographer James Barnor meets broadcaster Mike Eghan for the very first time. Thrown together by lives built far from home, the two rising Ghanaian creatives must manoeuvre through their perception of identity, success, assimilation and home. 

This joyful and poignant fiction fuses storytelling, music and dance with archival material to capture a unique snapshot of London in the swinging sixties. 

DRUM is a brand-new play from award-nominated writer Jacob Roberts Mensah (DEM TIMES, Our Day) and Sarah Amankwah (recent acting credits include Lion King, West End; Black Earth Rising, Netflix; Henry V, Shakespeare’s Globe) making her directorial debut. 


Take Part

Story Circle is our free storytelling programme, and the next term is inspired by DRUM! This October, join acclaimed writer, director and actor Nicole Acquah to unlock you boundless potential as storytellers.

Story Circle: DRUM is open to anyone who moved to the UK from a country in Africa. To find out more about the programme and how to apply, head here.


See The Exhibition

Check out Sounds of our Migration, an exhibition running alongside DRUM in our Café Bar→


Listen To Live Music

Enjoy free live music in our Café Bar after the show on Saturday 17 Sept and Friday 23 Sept from star of DRUM Joshua KYEOT and Benjamin Sarpong-Broni.

“Joshua is a singer and songwriter from South London, who writes soul songs with a timeless quality and has a tone that is instantly recognisable.”
iluvlive

Citing Stevie Wonder, Sisqo, and Michael Jackson among his top influences, Joshua is an all-round entertainer ad has something to offer that can be respected by the discerning and casual listener. The surname KYEOT that he has adopted is telling onlookers to pay attention: Keep Your Eyes/Ears On This.

6-25 SEPT
7:30PM (TUE-SAT)
4PM (SUN)
£16 STANDARD
£13 CONCESSION

DRUM | Rehearsal Gallery

Photo credit: Eleanor Grice

DRUM | Rehearsal Gallery

Photo credit: Dan Tsantilis

DRUM | In The Rehearsal Room

Cinematographer & Editor: Darius Shu

Cast

A headshot of Black actor Joshua Roberts Mensah in a white t-shirt

Joshua Roberts-Mensah

James Barnor

A headshot of Black actor Benjamin Sarpong Broni wearing a dark blue short sleeved shirt

Benjamin Sarpong-Broni

Mike Eghan

Production Team

Writer & Producer

Jacob Roberts-Mensah

Director 

Sarah Amankwah

Stage Manager

Tracy Benner

Designer

Constance Villemot

Sound Designer

Peter Adjaye

Lighting Designer

Marie Colahan

Movement Director

Judith Palmer MBE

Movement Assistant

Naa Dedei Okine

Dramaturg

Sam Pout

Intern Assistant Director

Eve Wilson

Lead Artwork

Feruza Afewerki

Lead Shoot Stylist

Hayleigh Boadi

PR

Kate Morley

Exhibition/Curator

Paulina Nkansah

Workshop Leader

Nicole Acquah

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Health and Safety

Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit→

Concessions

Concessions apply to students, under-18s, over-60s and more. For more info on our concession policy click here→

Accessibility

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. For more info please contact Box Office on 0207 498 4699.

Ticket Collection

We operate a paperless box office system. You will be emailed a receipt once you have booked in advance. There is no need to print this off, just state your name at the box office on arrival.

Content Warnings
Age Recommendation

12+

Duration

1h10m

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