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A Crying in the Wilderness Production in association with the Young Vic


Power of the Human Spirit

Written & Directed by Paul Anthony Morris

Evenings: 7:45pm 

Matinees: Thu & Sat  2:45pm

Audio Described performance: Mon 18 May, 7.45pm

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The Maria

Crying in the Wilderness Productions presents Conundrum, its debut production as Associate Company at the Young Vic.

Written and directed by Crying in The Wilderness Productions’ Artistic Director, Paul Anthony Morris, this heartfelt drama follows Fidel, played by Anthony Ofoegbu (Barber Shop Chronicles), as he embarks upon a transformational journey to review his past and search for answers about his life.

After enduring lengthy periods of Selective Social Mutism, an anxiety disorder that paralyzes his ability to communicate, Fidel resolves to conduct a personal life review in order to identify where his greatest battle for self-worth and acceptance must be fought. Seduced initially into blaming society, Fidel becomes alarmed by the possibility that he may also be responsible for undermining his own wellbeing. Perplexed by this conundrum, Fidel embarks upon an epic journey to wrestle with some of life’s most fundamental questions: Who am I? Why am I here?

Featuring live music from esteemed jazz artist Byron Wallen, Conundrum is a dynamic and uplifting production about the tremendous capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity. 

With Anthony Ofoegbu, George Siena and Rachel Summers.

Crying in The Wilderness Productions became a Young Vic Associate Company in 2018. The company is dedicated to enriching the theatrical landscape of UK via its work, which it describes as ‘Theatre of the Soul’. It is also committed to increasing greater access to mainstream arts for marginalised communities through partnerships, training and employment. 

Image Credit: Sarah Hickson

Post-Show Talks

Tue 19 May 2020: A post-show discussion with the creative team of Conundrum

Thu 21 & Tue 26 May: In conjunction with Black Thrive, exploring issues of mental health


Conundrum is supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund, Thrive LDN, Black Thrive and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.

Writer & Director Paul Anthony Morris

Designer Sean Cavanagh

Composer & Musical Director Byron Wallen

Choreographer & Movement Director Shane Shambhu


Trumpet Byron Wallen
Sarangi Surinder Sandhu
Cello & Trumpet Shanti Paul Jayasinha
Guitar Ant Law

With Anthony Ofoegbu, George Siena, Rachel Summers 

Audio Described performance: Mon 18 May, 7.45pm

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