Talawa Stories: NSA

Original broadcast, Friday 14 May, 2.15-2.45pm - Listen again

Set within the charged confines of a car, a clandestine encounter between two Black men leads to far more than either had bargained for as they come to terms with their identities and very different life trajectories.

Talawa Theatre Company and feral inc co-produced NSA as part of Talawa’s 35th anniversary. Talawa Theatre Company is the UK’s outstanding Black theatre company.

NSA was recorded in March 2021 during the national lockdown and in line with Covid safe measures. Charles Entsie’s brand new story is brought to life by Don Gilet (Eastenders, BBC) and Idris Debrand (MotherFatherSon, BBC).

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A Talawa Theatre Company / feral inc production for BBC Radio 4

  • Maryam Philpott: The Reviews Hub

    ★★★★ “focuses the discussion on more unexpected subjects that are not automatically suggested by the context of this meeting … the effect of appearances, you get beneath the surface of two characters you never see”


    Man - Don Gilet 

    Boy - Idris Debrand

    Written by Charles Entsie 

    Produced by Alison Holder 

    Directed by Jade Lewis

    Sound Design by Steve Bond 

    Sound Assistant: Makashe Ogbon 

    Production Manager: Sarah Tombling 

    Executive Producer: Polly Thomas 

    Series Producer: Gill Parry

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