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2019: Black Theatre Awards

Celebration of black stage performers in Britain.

Tue 26 Feb 2019, 15:04 | Tags: diversity

Richard II at the Globe: Black Women Remaking History

For the first time in a major British theatre, Shakespeare presented - and history reinterpreted - by a company of Black women: Richard II

The Moors at Tara Arts

THE MOORS by Tonderai Munyevu ....


Two spirited men arrive in London looking for Shakespeare. They say they are from Balaika, Africa. They have passed through fire to be here and are determined for the great man to hear their stories.

Alas, Shakespeare is dead! However, his theatre still stands. Soon they find themselves swept up and placed on stage in front of an expectant audience. Fame, fortune, and two smitten actresses await. But, can they survive the hostile environment?

In triumphantly energetic style, two actors play men, women and immigration police to portray this funny yet moving story of love, friendship, and ambition. A vibrant and utterly engaging theatre experience not to be missed.

Written by Tonderai Munyevu, Directed and Produced by Arne Pohlmeier.

This new production is supported by Watermill Theatre, Newbury, and by Arts Council England.

Mon 22 Oct 2018, 17:22

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