Leave Taking by Winnsome Pinnock
Leave Taking is a funny and moving play about the lives and relationships of a British Caribbean mother and her two daughters living in North London. It’s a portrait of three striking women all searching to reconcile their own sense of identity in very different ways: hard-working mum Enid seeks spiritual guidance from an Obeah woman,
conscientious Viv absorbs herself in her studies, and rebellious Del runs wild. It’s a drama with layers of conflict at its heart – portraying the tensions between two generations, two sisters, the past and the present, individual and society, personal and political. First produced in 1987 and revived multiple times since, Leave Taking has a timeless quality with the characters’ personal stories continuing to resonate with new audiences today.