The first solo show of Croydon-based writer Jeremiah ‘Sugar J’ Brown, Likkle Rum with Grandma is a story primarily about immigration, told through poetry, anecdotes and a Jamaican grandmother’s voice, writes Holly O’Mahony…
The focus of Jeremiah’s show is, of course, his grandma.
Described as a ‘journey over a generational bridge’, Jeremiah uses the show to ponder the life of his grandma when she was just a young adult – like himself. It explores the major issues concerning immigration – feelings of displacement, loneliness and loss – and mixes these with the lighter struggles, like missing decent rum and fruitcake.
Likkle Rum with Grandma has previously been performed at a spate of prestigious London venues, including the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm and Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham. Now, together with producer Malakai Sargeant and director Myah Jeffers, Jeremiah is bringing the show south of the river to The Albany in Deptford. The show is then expected to tour in autumn 2019.
Likkle Rum with Grandma is on at The Albany,
Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG.
March 28 – 30, from 7:30pm – 8:30pm.
Admission: £10/£8 concessions.