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Finding Olokun by Danny Bailey

“If baptism is rebirth, who gets left behind in death.”


Bussa forms a romantic bond with ‘White Jesus’ to escape the challenges of being Black in today’s society, seeking financial gain, freedom from racism, and the Christian promised vision of paradise. However, as he confronts the realities of organised Christianity and its implications on his Black identity, he confronted with whether embracing ‘White Jesus’ invites the very things he wishes to escape from into his eternity.

Now lost in spiritual exile, he encounters Olokun, a powerful Orisha who reveals the strength of Bussa’s heritage and the truth about his identity in the intricate tapestry of life.

Finding Olokun‘ is a dark comedy delving into the enduring impacts of colonisation and how this process colonisation has affected the black diaspora’s sense of self, aspirations, relationships, purpose, faith and eternity.

BUSSA – Joshua Asaré
OLOKUN – Prince Kundai
Content Warning: Please be advised that FINDING OLOKUN contains Homophobia, racism, violence, police brutality, self harm and strong language including racist slurs.

Written by Danny Bailey
Directed by Phillippe Cato
A Telluric. Production
Sound Design by Xana
Photography by Alina Kay Kolosova

Content warnings:
Depictions of violence, racism, homophobia

Doors open: 6:15pm
Show starts: 7pm

In collaboration with Raze Collective and part of This Is Croydon’s Queer Arts Development Strand. The Commission has been generously supported by Arts Council England and This Is Croydon.

London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative, with support from Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.