Rootless Island Baby

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 7.30pm

In person tickets £10, online tickets £8 - optional donation

Age guidance: 12+


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A staged reading of this brand new play from Nottingham Playhouse Associate Artist Sarah ‘Rain’ Kolawole. Directed by Madeleine Kludje.

Carly is a young Social Worker, conflicted by a case which triggers memories of her own childhood experiences in the care system. Her younger sister, who is white, was adopted by her ‘forever after’ family, whilst Carly – who is Black, ‘mixed race’ – remained in the care system.

Struggling to make the right decision for the little girls on her caseload and battling the views of her management, Carly painfully reminisces on the moments leading up to, and following her separation from her sister.

This gripping and heartfelt new play seeks to explore issues around ‘race’ and identity within the care system, and provoke discussions around sibling relationships and separation.

Rootless Island Baby is part of the Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked festival of live and livestreamed shows. There is a strictly limited number of tickets to watch this play in person at Nottingham Playhouse, or purchase an e-ticket to watch the livestream at home.

Ticketing information

If you’re buying tickets to see the show in person at Nottingham Playhouse

All shows in the festival will be sold as unreserved seating. We will allocate your exact seats in the auditorium and confirm these with you in advance of the performance. As well as emailing your seat numbers, we’ll also provide full information about the social distancing measures that will be in place when you attend in line with the latest Government advice at that time.

When booking online, please ensure you choose the ‘Hold at Box Office’ option. No physical ticket will be need to be collected and you will be emailed an e-ticket closer to the performance date.

For customers requiring a wheelchair space, please call 0115 941 9419 to book. Our phone lines are currently open 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday.

If you have any other specific access requirements, for example if you require level access, please email us at

If you’re buying a ticket to watch the online, live stream of the show via Zoom
You will be sent confirmation of your booking and we’ll be in touch in advance of the event with full details of how you can join the performance online.

When booking online, please ensure you choose the ‘Hold at Box Office’ option. No physical ticket will need to be collected and you will be emailed a viewing link the day before the performance.

This event is sponsored by Nottingham Trent University.

Dates & Times

Rootless Island Baby - Wed 21 Oct 7:30pm Wed 21 Oct 7:30pm £8 - £10

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Sarah 'Rain' Kolawole Writer
Madeleine Kludje Director

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