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Romola Garai, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Guy Gunaratne

Romola Garai on her latest lead role in The Writer, Ladysmith Black Mamabazo perform live and Guy Gunaratne discusses his debut novel.

Romola Garai is known for her roles in films such as Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights, and in The Hours, Emma and The Miniaturist on television. For her latest role she's on stage in Ella Hickson's new play, The Writer. Garai discusses playing the writer, who battles patriarchy and capitalism in her determination to create a pure art that will change the world.

The South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo have been singing and touring for over 50 years. On the eve of their performance in the Queen's 92nd birthday concert and subsequent UK tour they perform live for Front Row.

Guy Gunaratne's debut novel, In Our Mad And Furious City, focuses on the lives of five inhabitants of a London Council Estate and explores themes of violence, extremism, and division in society over a 48 hour period. Guy joins Kirsty to discuss.

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30 minutes


  • Romola Garai

    Duration: 09:45

  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Duration: 08:01

  • Guy Gunaratne

    Duration: 10:27

The Writer

The Writer
Romola Garai in The Writer
Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

The Writer is at the Almeida Theatre until 26 May

Main image: Romola Garai
Photo credit: Getty Images

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Ladysmith Black Mambazo Tour Dates

Thursday 10 May BASINGSTOKE Anvil
Friday 11 May COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
Saturday 12 May BATH Forum as part of Bath Festival
Sunday 13 May LONDON Nells Jazz and Blues
Monday 14 May LONDON Bridge Theatre
Wednesday 16 May NORWICH Theatre Royal as part of Norfolk and
Norwich Festival SOLD OUT
Thursday 17 May LONDON Nells Jazz and Blues
Friday 18 May BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Guy Gunaratne

Guy Gunaratne
Guy Gunaratne

His book In Our Mad and Furious City is out now


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Romola Garai
Interviewed Guest Guy Gunaratne
Performer Ladysmith Black Mambazo


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