Lament for Sheku Bayoh: The Process So Far

with Hannah Lavery

This performance has taken place in the past

A workshop exploring the creation of Lament for Sheku Bayoh with Writer and Director Hannah Lavery. 

Lament for Sheku Bayoh is a new play telling the true story of Sheku Bayoh, a 31 year-old gas engineer, husband and father of two died in Police custody on the streets of his home town – Kirkcaldy, Fife, in 2015. It asks the urgent question, is Scotland really a safe place?

The play will be performed at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and streamed the 20 and 21 November. Participants are invited to watch the streaming ahead of the workshop.

Booking information can be found here.

Lament for Sheku Bayoh is a National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production.

Hannah Lavery:

Hannah Lavery is a Scottish short story writer, poet, playwright and performer. Her poetry and prose has been published by Gutter Magazine, The Scotsman Newspaper, 404 Ink and others. 

Her poetry pamphlet, Finding Seaglass: Poems from The Drift was recently published by Stewed Rhubarb Press (May 2019). She has also been a featured poet at many spoken word and poetry nights including Neu! Reekie! Sonnet Youth and festivals including, Stanza Poetry Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival. Hannah was awarded a Megaphone Residency for Artists of Colour by The Workers’ Theatre in 2016. 

The Drift, her autobiographical play, was produced by National Theatre of Scotland and went on tour in 2019. She received a Summerhall Lab 2019 for her play, Three Pints on a Sunday, written with Colin Bramwell. 

In November 2019, she was awarded a New Playwright Award from Playwrights Studio Scotland and was named in The List Magazine’s Scottish Theatre Hot List for 2019. In 2020, she was named as one on BBC Writers Room Scottish Voices of 2020, as well as being chosen by poet and playwright Owen Sheers as one of ten writers currently asking questions that will shape the UK’s future, as part of the British Council and National Centre for Writing’s International Literature Showcase. 

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Lament for Sheku Bayoh: The Process So Far