Dat’s Love & Other Stories

15th Apr 2021 - 15th Oct 2021

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Video: Rakie Ayola on Dat's Love

Brito on the BBC

As part of BBC’s Culture in Quarantine season, Radio 4 captured the essence of these live readings and Leonora’s stories, in Lights Up: Stripe by Stripe and Other Stories, hosted by Butetown comedian Leroy Brito. Produced with BBC Cymru Wales.

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Rakie Ayola

Rakie’s many stage credits include the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End), The Half God of Rainfall (Kiln Theatre), Leave to Remain (Lyric Hammersmith) and Strange Fruit (Bush Theatre). For NTW, she played Noni in On Bear Ridge (Best Actor, Black British Theatre Awards) and Ruth in Constellation Street. On television, she is best known for her long running role as Kyla Tyson in Holby City (BBC).

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Lorne Campbell

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Kyle Legall


Imran Khan


Simon Clode

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