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Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

A Young Vic co-production with Douglas Road Productions, in collaboration with BBC ARTS.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

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Some of the finest British actors, writers and directors, each with a personal connection to the Windrush story, tell the story of the Afro-Caribbean community in modern-day Britain through a series of monologues currently available to watch on iPlayer.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle is a Young Vic co-production with Douglas Road Productions, in collaboration with BBC ARTS.

Set in the front room of an Afro-Caribbean home, the series explores the highs and lows of one family from the 1940s to the present day through their hopes and desires, challenges and shattered dreams.

Curated by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, the series of eight 15-minute monologues is led by four female directors and has been developed by eight leading British writers.

Can love overcome fear? Can perseverance overcome ignorance and racism? What does it cost to belong? Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle challenges our collective understanding of what it means to be part of the Afro-Caribbean community in modern-day Britain.

Written by:
Carmen Harris
Angie Le Mar
Roy Williams
Juliet Gilkes Romero
Carol Russell 
Clint Dyer
Nathaniel Martello-White
Kwame Kwei-Armah 

Directed by:
Tinge Krishnan
Destiny Ekaragha
Christiana Ebohon-Green
Dionne Edwards 

Cast:
Elliot Barnes-Worrell
Olivia-Mai Barrett
Gamba Cole
Sir Lenny Henry 
Jonathan Jules
Montserrat Lombard
Vinette Robinson 
Danielle Vitalis 
Clifford Samuel