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Call and Response: Lament for Sheku Bayoh

A work in progress by Hannah Lavery / Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation.

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“He wasn’t himself the way he was acting, but then no duty of care was given to him…because he was a Black man. That’s how we feel.”

Soon after 7am, on a Sunday morning - May 3rd, 2015, Sheku Bayoh, a 31 year-old gas engineer, husband and father of two died in Police custody on the streets of his home town – Kircaldy, Fife. 

This is personal response to a tragic event which throws up questions of identity, community, and belonging in Scotland today, Lament for Sheku Bayoh is an instruction and a reflection on a life lost and the society – our society -  who lost it and looked the other way.


Come along to an intimate performance in an informal setting offering a chance to delve deeper and join in a conversation about the ideas explored in the You Are Here programme.

Hannah Lavery Playwright
Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh


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Hannah Lavery
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Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
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5-7 August 2019

Under 18s
50% off
Young Scot Card holder
50% off
Under 26
25% off
People with access needs
Free essential companion

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...asks the most challenging questions of the western world - and in this case of Scotland - about our real views on race and belonging.

The Scotsman on Hannah Lavery’s The Drift

With thanks to our supporters


Funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Edinburgh Festivals and

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