Black Theatre Live


King Lear

Don Warrington (King Lear) is an award winning actor who can currently be seen in the BBCs hugely successful series DEATH IN PARADISE. His career spans television, radio and the stage and he has had a long standing relationship with Talawa Theatre Company both on and off the stage. Other television credits have included WAKING THE DEAD, CASUALTY, THE CROUCHES and MAN CHILD (BBC) and RISING DAMP. Stage credits include ALL MY SONS (Royal Exchange & Talawa), DRIVING MISS DAISY (Julian Stoneman), A STATEMENT OF REGRET and THE MYSTERIES (National Theatre) and ELMINA’S KITCHEN (Birmingham Repertory Theatre / West End). 

Michael Buffong (Director)  is the artistic director of Talawa Theatre Company. He has previously directed Private Lives, All the Ordinary Angels, Six Degrees of Separation, On My Birthday and the multi-award winning A Raisin in the Sun for the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Other theatre credits include: God’s Property (Talawa Theatre Company, Soho Theatre and the Albany); The Serpent’s Tooth (Talawa Theatre Company and Almeida Theatre); Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (Royal National Theatre); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Leicester Curve); Crawling in the Dark (Almeida); To Kill a Mockingbird (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Birmingham Rep); Little Sweet Thing (Hampstead Theatre); Raising the Roof (Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue); Long Time No See and Unfinished Business (Talawa Theatre Company); Souls (Theatre Centre); The Prayer (Young Vic Studio); Stories From Mean Street (New End Theatre, Hampstead); Airport 2000 (Leicester Haymarket); Brother to Brother (Lyric Hammersmith); Scrape Off the Black (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and In Pieces (Coventry Belgrade).

Film and television credits include: Holby City, EastEnders, Admin, Placebo, Calais Rules, Doctors, Casualty, Comedy Shuffle, Hollyoaks, Feeling It, Blazed and Simple!