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What's OnShifters

Do you believe in destiny? Dive into the captivating world of Shifters, now playing at Duke of York’s Theatre.

Written by Benedict Lombe (Lava, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Playwriting) and directed by Evening Standard Theatre Award-winner Lynette Linton (Blues for an Alabama Sky, August in England), Shifters is a universal story full of heart that you won’t want to miss!

Meet Dre and Des.

Young. Gifted. Black.

He stayed. She left.

Years later, Des and Dre crash back into each other’s lives, each carrying new secrets and old scars. With the clock ticking down until Des has to leave again, memories of their teen years collide with the present. They must confront their past and question if destiny has brought them together again for a reason.

Book your tickets now and experience the magic of Shifters—a story of love, memory, and destiny.

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