ROYAL LYCEUM, EDINBURGH
Saturday, August 28, 2.30pm
Describer: Emma-Jane McHenry
Edinburgh International Festival. ?No problem here pal. None at all.’ In the early hours of the morning, 31 year-old Sheku Bayoh set out to walk home from his friend’s place after watching a boxing match. Just hours later, he had lost his life in police custody. Lament for Sheku Bayoh is a poetic expression of grief for the hu-man behind the headlines and a non-apologetic reflection on racism in Scotland today.
Writer and director Hannah Lavery leads an artistic yet grief-filled response to the 2015 death in Scottish police custody.