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Co-produced with Bristol Old Vic Ferment

The powerful poetics of Malaika Kegode and soaring music of Bristol band Jakabol combine in this autobiographical gig-theatre show directed by Jenny Davies.

Genre-defying and emotional, Outlier explores the impact of isolation, addiction and friendship on young people in the often-forgotten places.

★ ★ ★ ★

Superb drama

The Guardian


What would a revolution look like in 2022?

TALKING ABOUT A REVOLUTION is a triple bill of short plays by writers Diana Nneka Atuona, babirye bukilwa and Malaika Kegode, who ask us to look at the world around us in new ways.

The last 3 years have been turbulent, traumatic, and terrorising globally. 
These pieces will instigate conversation for both audiences and artists.



part of BBC Radio 4 Spring Stories

"I stand where he stood, so many times before, and I look out at the fields. I look out to where the orange aura of day disappears into the horizon, to the view he saw every evening for his many years here, and then I close my eyes to become him..."

An original short story for radio, written and performed by Malaika Kegode. Produced and directed by Becky Ripley.


Culture Recordings

Building on the UK’s rich history of spoken word poetry, The Soundscape Poetry Project has created audio spaces to showcase poems and performances through the complementary use of sound and music. 

Malaika and Jakabol join Rachael BoastKirsten IrvingSafiya Kamaria Kinshasa and Tim Turnbull on this record and its accompanying book.

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Poetry Short Film

"When the pandemic struck and the whole live industry went down the drain, I thought I could be doing more to explore new ways of creating and sharing work. I was asked to perform as part of an LGBTQ+ History charity event on Zoom. Instead of doing a live set, I offered to make a short film. I wrote Wide as the Sea with my little sister, musician Handina Dutiro. I devised and shot it around my flat, then pootled around on Premiere Pro to edit and caption it, bugging my more tech-savvy friends in the process for tips. 

The result is a truly DIY exploration of Queerness, bisexuality and identity, made in just under a week on a £10 budget. I hope it’s fun and meaningful. I hope it resonates. I hope you enjoy it!" - Malaika x 

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