Two powerful plays are coming to The Capstone Theatre for Black History Month this October. Both promising to be thought provoking and enthralling shows, Quiet Rebels comes to The Capstone Theatre on Wednesday 5th October whilst Windrush — The Betrayal is being performed on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October.
Quiet Rebels (Weds 5th Oct, 7.30pm)
A powerful play about the forgotten stories of white working-class women who crossed the colour line to marry men of the Windrush generation. They defied race and class prejudice and social stigma directed against them and their families. A quietly rebellious generation of women who are part of the foundations of today’s multi-cultural communities.
Set in a dystopian England, Detective Shade investigates Aileen Burnett’s murder – a white woman who married a Black man. As a convicted race-traitor with four children, she had served time. To solve the crime Shade travels the Multi-resistance’s Underground network to the Northern Free Zone where in facing her past, everything she thought she knew about herself and her world is challenged.
Film, movement, soundscapes with integrated creative access provide a powerful dramatisation of stories brought to life by Julie McNamara (The Knitting Circle) and Hassan Mahamdallie (The Crows Plucked Your Sinews) and a team of creative talent.
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Windrush — The Betrayal (Sat 22nd Oct, 7.30pm and Sun 23rd Oct, 5pm)
Agape Theatre Company presents “Windrush – The Betrayal”. The true story of how the how The Guardian Newspaper exposed the prejudicial and biased treatment of legal British Subjects by the Government’s hostile environment policy.
As UK Home Secretary in May 2012, Theresa May implemented government policy to reduce net migration from the hundreds of thousands to ten thousand per annum. This policy came to be known as the “hostile environment”. Many who had come to the UK legally as children, were harassed, arrested, detained and deported as the Conservative government targeted children of Commonwealth migrants.
Guardian journalist Amelia Gentleman brought the shameful policy to the attention of the nation and saved dozens of legal British subjects from “removal”. Award winning playwright Mark Grey has taken the individual stories as reported in the National Press and woven a story that highlights the way that children of the Windrush generation were shamelessly targeted.
Liverpool Hope University’s majestic Capstone Theatre, situated on Shaw Street in Islington, is back open from October 2022 with a diverse and exciting programme of live music, storytelling, theatre, dance, arts and more. The Black History Month productions promise to be two of the most powerful showcases during the season.
Quiet Rebels / Weds 5th Oct, 7.30pm / The Capstone Theatre, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP
Windrush — The Betrayal / Sat 22nd Oct & Sun 23rd Oct, 5pm / The Capstone Theatre, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP
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