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Black man, wearing a blue shirt, looking up and raising his arms to the sky. He’s surrounded by gold handwriting and a dark, textured background.

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


Written & Directed by Paul Anthony Morris

Mon - Sat, 7.45pm

Thu & Sat matinees, 2.45pm

Running time: approx 75 mins (no interval)

Socially Distanced Performances:
Thu 27 Jan, 2.45 pm 
Sat 29 Jan, 2.45 pm 
Thu 3 Feb, 2.45 pm 


The Maria

You are every bit a part of this…
conundrum as I am.

Growing up, Fidel’s mum always told him he was a genius. Her genius child who was going to be a doctor. But his teachers had other ideas, and years later Fidel is left trying to piece together where it all went wrong.

Written and directed by Paul Anthony Morris, Conundrum is an evocative drama about one man’s journey to self-acceptance in a world that rejects him. Anthony Ofoegbu (Barber Shop Chronicles) plays Fidel in this new play from Young Vic associate company Crying in the Wilderness.

Show Warnings
This show contains themes of racism, grief and bereavement, mental and physical illness, blood and violent images.

Image Credit: Sarah Hickson

Crying in the Wilderness Productions is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional generous support from the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and Thrive London.

Conundrum is also supported by Black Thrive Global, Certain Blacks, Creative Elements, Honey Tongued Productions, NDT Broadgate, Nomad Creative Consultancy, A Million Freds,  Adopt A Playwright Award and their generous team of crowdfunders and donors.

Writer & Director Paul Anthony Morris

Associate Director Angela Ekaette Michaels

Set Designer Sean Cavanagh

Lighting Designer Jack Weir

Movement Director & Choreographer Shane Shambhu

Photographer Sarah Hickson

Sound Designer & Composer Florian Bel

Operator & Programmer Lateef Salvador Oshinowo

Production Manager Sean Tomas Ford

Company Stage Manager Marie-Angelique St. Hill

Producer Emma Shaw

Press Anna Goodman

Marketing Lucy White

With Anthony Ofoegbu, Filip Krenus, Rachel Summers and Yara Liz

Audio Described performance: Thu 27 Jan, 2.45pm 
Captioned performance: Sat 29 Jan, 2.45pm 
Socially Distanced Performances: 
Thu 27 Jan, 2.45 pm 
Sat 29 Jan, 2.45 pm 
Thu 3 Feb, 2.45 pm