The playwright will also direct his new work, which is described as "an immigrant's tale of beginnings, endings and Britishness set against the music of Nat King Cole." Joseph Marcell will star in Let There Be Love, which will run Jan. 17-Feb. 16, 2008, with an official opening scheduled for Jan. 21. Additional casting will be announced shortly. "When West Indian pensioner Alfred Morris is kicked out of his daughter's Croydon house," read show notes, "he returns to his Willesden home to find he's been gifted a 'Polish cleaner/home help.' Eager to learn the ways of her new land, the cantankerous and xenophobic Alfred realizes that he may indeed still have a role in life: he could teach Maria to be British – and if he succeeds, maybe she might help him in the most unexpected way!"
Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah won the 2003 Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright. His other works include Elmina's Kitchen (Olivier nomination), Fix-Up and Statement of Regret; the latter will open at the National Theatre later this year.
The Tricycle Theatre is located at 269 Kilburn High Road in London. For more information visit www.tricycle.co.uk.