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A Young Vic Film

Selina Thompson’s monologue is performed by Ronke Adekoluejo in this visually striking film, which breaks down the idea of what it means to be Black and English, and asks, ‘What role does colonialism play in privilege?’

I Feel Most English When… (Coventry)

Cast & Creatives

Written by Selina Thompson

Starring Ronke Adekoluejo

Director Nadia Latif & Rodney Charles

Producers Rodney Charles & Nadia Latif

Line Producer Nick Thompson

Executive Producers Kwame Kwei-Armah & Despina Tsatsas

Director of Photography & Editor Michael Edo Keane

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG

Camera Assistant Patrick Brooks & Claudette Fruchier

Sound Recordist Tom Anderson 

Hair and Make up Ian Grummitt

Costume Designer Catherine Kodicek

Costume Maker Anna Barcock

Jerwood Assistant Director Floriana Dezou

Assistant Editor Yasmin C. Rams

Runner Patrick Ellis

Selina Thompson is an artist, performer, writer and Artistic Director of Selina Thompson Ltd, whose work has been shown and praised internationally. She has been featured in The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders 2018 and named in the top 10 Black British Women Killing It In Their Field by Buzzfeed. Her most recent show, SALT (international tour) is winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award 2017; The Filipa Brangaca Award for Best Female Solo Performance; and The Total Theatre Award for Experimentation, Innovation and Playing with Form. It is this show, and more specifically the extraordinary journey that preceded it, that forms the backbone of her memoir, BODIES OF WATER.

Ronke Adekoluejo Theatre includes: Hole (Royal Court); Cyprus Avenue (Abbey, Dublin/Public, NYC); Bad Roads (Royal Court); The Mountaintop (Young Vic); Twelfth Night (Filter); The Oresteia (HOME, Manchester); Pride & Prejudice (Crucible, Sheffield); The House That Will Not Stand, The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (Tricycle); Anon (WNO); Random (Crooked Path).

Television includes: Cuckoo, Black Earth Rising, Doctor Who, NW, Cold Feet, Sick Note, Josh, Chewing Gum, Suspects.

Film includes: Christopher Robin, Been So Long, Ready Player One, One Crazy Thing, Lascivious Grace, Broken.

Nadia Latif is a theatre maker and film director. She trained as a director at RADA under Bill Gaskill. She works exclusively in new writing, and has worked for theatres including the Almeida, Royal Shakespeare Company, Bush, and is currently the Associate Director and Genesis Fellow of the Young Vic. She recently made short horror film “White Girl” with the BFI, and is currently developing a feature horror film, and a TV series.

Special Thanks

The Young Vic wishes to thank: Ben Cooper, Elizah Jackson, Jenny Grand, Plough Studios and the company of Twelfth.

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