“It was a great honour to be the first winner of the Award."
Roy Williams, winner 1997 and 2010
Supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation
East End Boys, West End Girls by Ade Solanke

East End Boys, West End Girls by Ade Solanke

East meets West across the education divide when four London teenagers compete for a prestigious scholarship. As they venture across the capital into unfamiliar territories, friendships are tested, aspirations are challenged and each is forced to decide what matters most. Will the best candidate win or will their postcodes keep them in their place?

A vibrant, timely and touching new work by award-winning playwright, Ade Solanke, taking the pulse on coming-of-age in an increasingly divided city.

Cast and creatives

Writer and Director Ade Solanke
Producer Hannah Tookey
Set and Costume Designer Anna Lewis
Lighting Designer Peter Small
Sound Designer Tim Shaw
Assistant Directors Breman Rajkumar & Maa-Yarkor Addo
Stage Manager Drew MacNeil
Casting Director Caley Powell


Jennie Eggleton
Alhaji Fofana
Ismail Kamara
Montana Mascoll


Arcola Theatre (28 July -1 Aug), CLF café (4-7 Aug), Rich Mix (8 Aug), Saatchi Gallery (10-12 Aug), Bernie Grant Arts Centre (14-15 Aug)