12/06/2024

This surprising and tender world premiere stars Tosin Cole (BBC’s Doctor Who) and Heather Agyepong (The Power, Amazon) as friends-turned-lovers-turned-who-knows… It’s directed by Bush Artistic Director Lynette Linton (August in England) and written by Benedict Lombe (Lava).

A fierce new romance for anyone desperate for a different kind of love story, starring Tosin Cole & Heather Agyepong.


“It’s only in looking back that I realise we were always in motion, always morphing, always shifting. Weren’t we?”

Dre and Des.
Young. Gifted. Black.
He stayed. She left.

Years later, tragedy brings Des and Dre crashing back into each other’s lives, carrying new secrets and old scars. With the clock counting down until Des has to leave again, memories of their teen years collide with their present and they’re forced to question if destiny has brought them back together for a reason.

Shifters is a funny, intoxicating and relatable reminder of the enduring power of memory and young love. This tender and heartbreaking world premiere is a new Bush Theatre commission directed by Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Lynette Linton (Blues for an Alabama Sky, August in England) and written by Benedict Lombe (Lava, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Playwriting).

Stars Tosin Cole (BBC’s Doctor Who) and Heather Agyepong (School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play, Lyric Hammersmith)

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