Sheku Bayoh play set to be streamed online

Rehearsing on stage for Lament for Sheku Bayoh, are Courtney Stoddart, Belinda Odenyo (with guitar), Patricia Panther, Saskia Ashdown (Pic: Drew Farrell)Rehearsing on stage for Lament for Sheku Bayoh, are Courtney Stoddart, Belinda Odenyo (with guitar), Patricia Panther, Saskia Ashdown (Pic: Drew Farrell)
Rehearsing on stage for Lament for Sheku Bayoh, are Courtney Stoddart, Belinda Odenyo (with guitar), Patricia Panther, Saskia Ashdown (Pic: Drew Farrell)
A new play based on the death of Sheku Bayoh is set to streamed on line next week.

The National Theatre of Scotland production is currently being filmed live on stage at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

It will be streamed on November 20 and 21.

Lament for Sheku Bayoh was first seen as a script-in-hand performance at the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival.

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It recalls the death of Mr Bayoh while in police custody on a Kirkcaldy street in 2015 - a case which his family still seek answers to.

It was written and directed by acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre-maker Hannah Lavery, and is an artistic response to the case, an expression  of grief at the loss of the human behind the headlines and a non-apologetic reflection on identity and racism in Scotland today. 

Lament for Sheku Bayoh will be available to view on 20 and 21 November.

www. lyceum.org.uk